Another tidbit about the bird's names. Our kids had been taking an after school German Enrichment Class put on by their school district's high school German teacher. They decided to name the chicks German colors. Lila (LEE la) is purple, Grun (GROON) is green, Weiss (Veiss) is white, Rosa is pink, I insisted one be named Prissy thanks to Foghorn Leghorn and Flower came from a wild turkey we found hanging in our yard afew years ago. The kids called it Flower and they decided to reuse the name. :)
Last night, I forgot to lock the coop door, so by the time I went down to lock them up for the night it was well past dark. Our neighbors have gotten a new kitten and he lives outside. He was out on the steps earlier and I assumed he went home since I didn't hear him crying anymore. This morning, the girls were being pretty squawky and I'm not usually home at 10am, so I thought there might be an egg in the box and what I was hearing was happy mommy noises. I check the box...nothing. As I turn the corner I see what all the squawking was about.....
Pumpkin Pie as he is called quickly ran out the door and under our shed. It appears that the chickens knew he didn't belong there, but they didn't give him a hard time about being there. Hope he wasn't too traumatized!