i love them and i go downstairs to snuggle and talk with them multiple times a day. with each little 'mommy session' they become less afraid and more friendly. we know that at least 6 of them are guaranteed hens... we'll see what the other 6 are pretty soon. we just need one rooster. these new friends will roam free around our farm until dark each night then we will coop them up for safety. they will lay their eggs each morning and it is yet to be decided who in the family will have the daily chore of retrieving the eggs and cleaning the coop. i'm thinking it's a good job for a daddy.
meanwhile, daisy dog is completely oblivious to our little covert operation in the basement. it will be interesting to see how she interacts with them once they are big enough.