I think one of my sex-link pullets growled at me today, then pecked at my shoes really hard. It was a new type of vocalization anyway and the shoes are the same I've always worn. I counted back and they're 17 weeks old. Do pullets get grouchy when they're ramping up to laying their first egg? Sort of like PMS for chickens? I guess I should think about some nesting boxes...time has truly gotten away from me!