They are fairly calm after their overnite trek. The young RC didn't spook at all when I pulled her out of the box. She even stayed on my arm for a few moments, before flying off. I am pretty much going to leave them alone today, then let them have a bath and let them get used to me tomorrow. I didn't want to stir them up today, so I just put feed, water and grit in containers, so I wouldn't have to stress them by dunking their heads in the automatic waterer.
Yes, they are young birds. He raised some late hatches when I let him know I wanted to purchase some of these birds. The BC, by his behavior is about 3 months old, and the young RC is about 45 days old. Yes, I will let them get secure in their new surroundings before having much contact with them. Rite now, they won't even fly up to the perches, which is fine. They will adjust at their own chosen rate.
I am getting a bale of straw tomorrow, as the floor is pretty slick. It will be easy to clean, but the straw will be great for the birds. I could not make it today, for I was afraid I would miss the call from the PO, letting me know they were here. I have to borrow a pickup from my brother, as my jeep is a wee bit too confined for the straw. I just checked on them, and they are all on the perches, and cooing, establishing their chain of command. I think the BC cock is several months old as his cooing is halfway deep, and he is chasing the silver hen. Don't you just love adolescents.