Cowboy the rooster and his flock of 10 girls arrived at the sanctuary earlier this year at the beginning of June. A local couple were looking to find a new home for their flock of older birds. They came to us with varying stages of feather loss, which we couldn't find a reason for, but most have filled out with feathers nicely the past five months (though a few have been going through a fall molt).
While Cowboy came with a name, the girls did not, so we're officially introducing to them with today's Meet Me Monday. Most of them are still fairly standoffish, but tolerate our existence into their enclosure as long as we bring treats! We decided to name the girls after towns in Wyoming.
Lastly, there's Afton and Casper, who are the most shy and skittish of people. Honestly, it's a miracle we even got a picture of Casper, as she's the first to run away when we approach.
That's okay that they keep to their own selves, as we have no expectations of this flock. We just want them happy and healthy, and they're doing pretty good on that front!