Just wondering, in general, if a hen is caught and held (typically hand-fed a treat and petted), will that negatively affect egg laying? We've got a bunch of 5-week-olds and were discussing them with some of our relatives who grew up on the farm at Christmas Eve dinner. They said that once hens started laying, it's best to leave them be or they can quit laying. Could it be that farm chickens aren't as tame and used to interaction with people as backyard chickens? I know we've got a long time before they start laying, but if we need to leave them be once they grow up, we'll need to start mentally preparing ourselves now. Thoughts?