OMG! Man the defenses!! It all started out simply and innocently this morning. I walked the 75 yards out to my workshop. I planned to build a new door for the ongoing "Evolutionary Chicken Condo" that is taking shape out in the back of our 10 acre fenced area. It keeps changing in scope and size on a weekly basis, thus the name. I opened the big roll-up door sort of facing the "coop". I had let the 4 ladies out about an hour earlier. I was in the process of moving a small amount of lumber out to a couple of saw horses when I heard this uproar! Such a squawking, flapping and running you never heard! I looked up and saw two Black Australorps and two Buff Orpingtons in full attack mode!! Wings at full tilt! Running whenever legs hit earth! Beaks wide open and squawking at the top of their lungs!! What had I done??? What I had done was pay attention to Backyard Chickens.com !! I had been bribing them with scratch and meal worms and talking to them softy and daring to lightly pet a few when the chance arose. The poor little (?!?!) 13 week old pullets were becoming addicted to Attention! All landed at my feed and demanded ransom - or else. SOOOOOOOO - I promptly paid up and hand fed a half cup of scratch to my little buccaneers! All were happy and went on to continue the bug hunting expedition.