So far so good! Today’s first meet & greet went very well. We had the new girls out under a guinea cage top for about an hour this morning. There was lot’s of curiosity and excitement all around, but nothing aggressive or obsessive. Gloria was REALLY cute with all of the noises she was making, sounding equally nervous and excited. She only pecked at them a couple of times through the bars, but very quick and equally startling on both sides. And it also seemed to help that we shared their food with Gloria. They will all need to eat the grower mix together when they start living together anyway. I didn’t realize that pullets who aren’t laying yet can’t eat any layer food, or the extra calcium could build up and kill them! We will just have to make sure Gloria has access to oyster shells out of reach of the babies. I’m so glad we are doing this now… I think they are all going to get along just fine. And we are quickly falling in love with the babies. They have been letting us hold them and pet them and eat out of our hands and have been giving us lots and lots of kisses. Alberta especially is a very confidant lover girl. At first I was worried that she was going to bully Frances because she kept pecking at her beak, but Frances seemed to tolerate it… then I realized she was just licking crumbs off her face after eating… grooming her. I’ve never seen that with any of my birds before. Super cute!