So last spring I was given 6 one week old chickens. And they have grown good together. Early on I figured out the pecking order. (Top to bottom) Ameraucana with tan head, Queenie-Larger Orpington-Australorp-Australorp-Smaller Orpington-White Ameraucana, Rufus. It was a weird pattern how it came to be, but the Australorps being partners in crime, over powered the lower two. And Queenie is actually the smallest, while Rufus is the tallest. Well, the top chicken I named Queenie, because she was THE BOSS. She would love attention too. She would follow me around the yard, bend low so I could pet her and loved being held and petted. And all the other chickens would NOT come near me. And this went on for the 5 months. Then one day as I was trying to put them back in the cage, one of the brown chickens were last out. (Thinking it was the top Orpington) Through patience I just allowed her to chill for a bit while I did yard work and the other chickens relaxed in the cage. When I did go to try to put her back in, she actually bent low and wanted me to pet her! What?! First time for everything. But then I realized Queenie was in the coop, outta sight. So I thought maybe the other chickens don't like attention with Queenie around. I don't really know though what goes on within the pecking order, besides what I see. Well now, a few weeks later Queenie doesn't wanna be petted, held, and unless I have meal worms, she doesn't follow me around. A huge change since the other 5 months was the opposite. And on the flip side, both Orpingtons love being petted and held now. (The Australorps are REALLY shy, so they will probably never want contact and the white Ameraucana only accepts attention when I'm feeding them. (She being the "runt" would be picked on, so I would feed her separately.) Why is that?? That Queenie doesn't want attention while the other two do?? Did I mess up the pecking order?? Could Queenie just be going through a faze because our Michigan weather is being crazy right now?? Who is the top chicken?? Is she still top?? So many questions have been running through my mind because I don't know what to ask. I don't know what made Queenie's behavior/personality change and her being the closest to me, it kinda shocked me. Thank you in advance to anyone who can shine a little light on this!