Hi, I am quite new to rearing chickens. My girls (3 Australop x New Hampshire) are nearly 19 weeks old. I have had them since they were 3 days old......They have been really friendly and would eat from my hand. BUT I went away for just the weekend and my neighbour fed them and put them to bed. I have come back and they don't seem to want to come near me and are spending a lot of time in their hen house. Is it because they are sulking cause I left them or is it because they may be getting near to starting to lay and can tend to go a bit strange at this time. CAN YOU HELP PLEASE.