We love our new girls and have spent lots of time watching them sorting out their pecking order which, thankfully, hasn't been at all violent. The white one is Dora. She is at the head of the pack. She has knock knees, a large floppy comb and we think, attention deficit disorder! The creamy coloured one is Brulee and a delicate girly girl. The brown/orange one is yet to be named but her likes include a whole lot of eating! And Priscilla is the black one and my favourite. She is the friendliest one and gives off lovely clucking sounds when you give her a cuddle. In the light she is very glam with purple, orange and green highlights on her black feathers.
They came having just started laying so we don't have to wait at all and have already had about seven eggs, all a very cute little pullet size. They will get bigger as they get a little older. Dora popped out the first egg about two hours after arriving and since then it has felt like receiving a present every time we go down there to pick up the eggs left for us!
My very clever husband has also rigged up some special feeders that seem to work better than the regular feeders that most people use. Made out of recycled pvc piping, elbows and caps they are great at holding a few days of feed and stop some of the birds eating it all and they spread less on the ground.