Hello everyone!! I'm pretty new here and I just wanted to jump right in with a few questions. But first I will let you know a little about me. I live in SouthEast Iowa. I have raised livestock my whole life. When I was growing up we always had chickens and I am just getting back in to it. I am in a VERY small town in a rural area. I live with my BF of 3 years. I have 2 daughters, one is 2 and the other is 11. My boyfriend just built me the greatest little chicken coop. I have 3 Buff Orps, 3 Barred Rocks, 3 Black Australorpes, 3 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 3 Blue Cochins, 2 Silver Laced Cochins, 2 Golden Laced Cochins and one Naked Neck. They are all hens and they are going to be 18 weeks old in 2 days. They are all very beautiful and I love them SO much. I can't wait to start collecting eggs! I joined Backyard Chickens and I am very excited to talk with all kinds of people and share this amazing life of Chickens. LOL. I do have some questions because I am just starting out AGAIN and I want do do things a little differently then before. First, my girls are all so beautiful. We are in the coop with them everyday to feed, water and interact with them. I'm pretty bummed out though because any time that we go into the coop they like to peck at our feet and legs. I have never had chickens do this before......why are they doing this and how can we get them to stop????? Second, I have just started them on layer pellets(full time) today, and they have full access to oyster shells and grit....is this sufficient? Should I change or add anything? I love input and advice....I'm always trying to make myself better at anything I do. Thanks in advance and I can't wait to hear from everyone!!