Okay, now I know where the whole "hen pecked" saying comes from. My largest hen, Blacktail, pecked the back of my leg, drawing blood. Now, when I am out, especially without jeans, she tries to circle around me to the back of my legs (or I may be paranoid). Today, with jeans on, she pecked my knee cap ... there is not a shiny spot or loose thread. I have RIRs which jump up if you are carrying food to them. Blacktail was attacked and has a scar around her neck, so we tend to give her extra consideration. Any thoughts on this? Also, are we close to eggs? We got them in May this year, so they are at least 5 months old, and I have noticed extra feathers on the ground. They are way down in the sand at the bottom of their run. At least three inches, and it isn't hot like it was this summer. They are getting darker wattles? We don't have boxes yet, as I was told they wouldn't until spring.