Hello to my fellow chicken owners! We are once again, after 17 years, raising egg chickens . I have 8 hens, 4 different breeds. They are free range but we do have a small wired outside run for the times we need them contained. We/I have hand reared them since as day olds and they are extremely tame. When ever we call them or shake the treat ( sunflower seeds) container they run from the farthest corners of the yard to greet us/sunflower seeds. It is absolutely hilarious! I should post a video sometime. Our friends say we are not getting eggs because the hens have to stop in the middle of laying everytime they hear someone arrive. An exaggeration! I have one hen laying and seven taking their sweet time. I really don't care though because they are really entertaining...Thanks to all of my fellow chicken owners for your advice and any future advice I may need........Cheers!