there's been some upset (marked by loud cackling on the part of cee-cee and foster, our existing birds) and the newbies are quite timid. i chalk this up to them never having been outdoors before--they don't seem to know quite what to make of it all. they should start laying within 7-11 weeks. can't wait for that!
for local readers, we got the girls from trunorth farm in walnut creek, and could not have been more pleased with the experience. with the minor hangup that i really want to move onto the gorgeous, sprawling property. oh well, what can you do?