We have two chickens at the moment. Two Rhode Island Reds who are about point-of-lay (although their first morning here today resulted in no eggs). They have some real character.
Coco, Little Man's chicken, is rather friendly and doesn't mind being picked up and patted. The Princess named hers Pamela, and Pamela is the quieter and more timid of the two.
At the moment they are hanging around the chook house and not venturing far from it. I've got a large plastic pallet against a fence on an angle for them to hide under if they want, but they haven't gone that far over the other side of the yard yet.
They both like grass but are not interested in the kitchen scraps yet. Give them time and they will.
Hopefully today we will be getting some Australorps. That's what we wanted from the start but bought the Reds just because they were the only ones available at the time.
I can't wait to post some pictures of the chickens!