Should I discourage my hens from being so friendly? They follow me everywhere like little puppies, and it's really fun to go out to their run in the morning with treats, and they hear me and are at the door, or see me through the window of the coop, 7 little faces, and run to me. But they also aren't afraid of the dogs, and I'm a little tired of having my feet and hands pecked. I was hand feeding them treats for a while to get them accostumed to me, as I got most of them near grown. Now, if I'm empty handed, a chicken comes up behind me and nips at my fingers if I don't keep them in my pockets. Have you ever tried to walk with chickens sitting on your feet, difficult. Is this normal? I shouldn't worry? LOL The only other bizarre thing is there is one hen, my only RIR, that is jealous of anyone I touch. For a while when I integrated the group, the younger hatchery hens were getting chased off the food. So I started feeling their crops, and adjusting the feeders and seperating them until the hen pecking died down. But my RIR, she hates it when I touch another chicken. She runs over, if they aren't in my arms, she pecks at them and pulls their feathers. If I'm holding someone else, she flys to my shoulder and stands on top of her "competition". One day I'm leaning on their roosts, and I feel something. I look behind me...she's playing with my hair. Are your girls this friendly?