Keeping hope alive, but the girls have not begun to pay me back. I even let them out in the backyard, which they are methodically destroying. I shoo them from one bedraggled plant to the next as they do their dastardly work. I can't help it though, it's so much fun to have them out and they are so much happier out of the coop pen. I especially love it when my Little Red Hen chases the cat. Wouldn't you run if this was charging you? I try not to laugh out loud.