Here's Daisy, the new edition!
As you can see she's an absolute beauty, and in remarkably good condition for an ex-battery hen. The only problems are that she is a tiny bit pale, rather light for her size, and oddly very greasy, but all this can be fixed, and probably sooner rather than later. Obviously she's very nervous - I've held her twice now and she's ok with being held, but not at all ok with being caught.
Right now she's having a look around, doing a little digging, and eating every now and again. Anne and Charlotte are being fairly good about the whole thing; there have been several disagreements already, but very brief and nothing came of it. Daisy's mainly been in the aviary (by choice), and Anne and Charlotte have been in the garden mostly (Anne sat on my knee for about 40 minutes taking little looks at Daisy: this is one of the key problems - Anne is particularly jealous). It's going to take a long time, but we'll get there.
So I'm going to return to the garden. I'll attempt to read Adam Bede, but I somehow don't think I'll get very far!