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22 November 2008

Meet the new girls! (And help me name them.)

They had a spaghetti luncheon today, which Chickpea actually shared with them.[More:]

Things seem to be getting better in the henyard. I haven't been able to babysit all week, but last night everyone went to bed without my help. Today, they're actually sharing space in the yard and hanging out under the rosebush together. (That was always Chickpea's and Porkchop's place. I'm so glad she's sharing it. For a while, she'd chase them out of there.)

I gave them some leftover pasta, which they loved. Spaghetti, in chicken language, basically translates into "OMG BIGGEST TASTIEST WORM EVAR!!"

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White chicken is still at the bottom of the pecking order, but I think she's figuring out ways around it. While cinnamon chicken and Chickpea ate happily, white chicken noticed that I'd left the bowl of pasta sitting on the arm of the chair. (Winston, my big cat, was looking on with feigned disinterest. He was pissed because he wanted some pasta too.)

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She nonchalantly sauntered over there and ate straight from the bowl; the other two were oblivious.

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Here's what she looked like, strutting back to the yard after her angel hair coup. Yes, you're seeing it right. That's smugness. She was extremely proud of herself.

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They still need names. I still want to call the white one Cracker. I don't know why it's important to me to name them after foodstuffs, but it's a trend that I seem to want to continue.

"Cinnamon" is the obvious choice for the cinnamon one, except that it seems too precious, somehow. Another stumbling block is that she's very Porkchop-esque -- gung ho, and a little bit dippy.

More pics here.
posted by mudpuppie 22 November | 16:06
posted by taz 22 November | 16:18
Yes. Chili and Cracker. Perfect.
posted by lonefrontranger 22 November | 16:25
Me likey.
posted by mudpuppie 22 November | 16:27
They are so cute!

Congrats, mudpuppie.

I like Honey, but that's probably too cutesy as well. Chili and Cracker sound great.
posted by LoriFLA 22 November | 16:35
So cute! I like Chili and Cracker, too. Perfect.
posted by goo 22 November | 17:16
I once worked for a university research department where the 4 resident pigeons were named Frito, Dorito, Cheeto, and Frisbee (I have no idea why they named #4 Frisbee and not Pringles or something).
posted by get off of my cloud 22 November | 18:31
omg, cracker is one kewl cat. this gives me a huge pain inside my heart that can only filled with raising chickens. do want.
posted by eatdonuts 22 November | 19:12
LOVe that pic of Winston vs. Cracker.

You could always elaborate on Cracker - call her Soda-Cracker for a full name, or Saltine.

Other one, Farina? Anadama?

posted by Miko 22 November | 20:08
How about Gorganzola? you could call her zola

But chili and cracker are indeed awesome chicken names
posted by special-k 22 November | 20:24
I'm so glad they are beginning to get used to each other and settling into their routine together.
posted by MonkeyButter 22 November | 20:40
Children's book! I insist on a children's book! (I think you have the making of a series here, like Curious George.)

I also like Saltine for the white one. Or maybe Marshmallow? Cinnamon and Marshmallow. (Too sweet?)

I never knew chickens had such personality.
posted by Pips 22 November | 22:38
How funny about Cracker scoping out the extra noodles! Sounds like they are settling in a bit.
posted by chewatadistance 22 November | 22:47
Cinnamon and Sugar?
posted by lysdexic 23 November | 00:29
Of course! Cinnamon and Sugar.
posted by Pips 23 November | 00:53
Sugar is a particularly awesome name.
posted by Miko 23 November | 11:43
My home town is debating whether 'urban chickens' should be allowed. If they are allowed, it will be a chicken girlzone. Is that common?
posted by lukemeister 23 November | 16:46
If they are allowed, it will be a chicken girlzone. Is that common?

Yeah, roosters are almost universally banned within city limits. The 4 a.m. wakeup calls are more than most neighbors are willing to put up with. Plus -- and I don't mean to offend any of the XYs among us -- they're totally unnecessary in a backyard flock.
posted by mudpuppie 23 November | 17:05

Thanks. Nice chickens, by the way!
posted by lukemeister 23 November | 17:15
A co-worker of the mister has a pair of cats named Soup and Cracker. But I like Cinnamon and Sugar, too.
posted by deborah 24 November | 14:41
So what do people *do* on Twitter? || Which book should I read first?