I have five 16 week old chickens, none of whom are laying yet. My barred rock is the only one with deep pink around the eyes, on the wattles and comb. She also has been "whining" a lot every time I come near her. It gets progressively louder sometimes as if she's really distressed. However, she is very attached to me and always trying to get my attention so maybe that's why. Is this typical behavior for a chicken who will soon lay eggs? Or should I be worried? She did appear to be at the top of the pecking order before and was rather bossy. But now I notice some of the other chickens steal her food from her and she doesn't try to get it back while she whines in that distressed way. One even tugged on her chest feathers til she screamed to steal a grape from her. Poor girl! Is my chicken OK?