As mentioned yesterday, DS Melanie hatched one lone home chick from the LLF. Seeing as she is a warm-hearted woman, she (and her DD Madison) bequeathed me another chick so that homechick won't be lonesome.
The slightly larger chick to the left is Homie - gender unknown. S/he is an Ameracauna/Blue Laced Red Wyandotte cross, the mother being, most likely, Screaming Meemie. Figures. She is a lovely blue-grey bird with full beard. Every time, however, I happen to enter the (large) coop when she is in a nesting box (far away from me), she screams bloody murder and rockets out. Let's hope this is not a genetic trait.
Homie's sidekick (who looks - shudder - like a chipmunk) is a Brown Leghorn (or, Legern as we say). They are settling in, with Homie making some extremely loud peeps. Sigh.
As an added benefit, I got to see DS Melanie's spring crop of Shetland lambies. OMG. I will have to say that Shetland lambs are the cutest things EVER. She had to check my pockets before I could leave.