Meet the ladies Laverne, Shirley and Dorothy three Rhode Island Red hens. These chicks made a home in our backyard about a week ago. They are 6 weeks old and the ugliest things in the world. Their feathers are in but not perfect and they kind of smell like poop, well really smell like poop. Despite this they are calm and docile birds and love helping in the garden with bugs and slugs, supervised of course. It would take them no time at all and our garden could be gone. They will give us nice fresh brown eggs in a couple of months. Until then they will roam the backyard for bugs and spend time in there custom coop made by none other than my husband bernie.