My first flock were rescues. We were not sure of their age but I thought well over 2 possibly 3 or 4 years old. They were sedate and well mannered. As we lost them one by one (only one disappeared) we started thinking about a new flock. Our granddaughter happily took our smaller coop and the last two of our six Golden Comets. On October 20 we bought twelve 18 week old Golden Comet pullets. They are picky eaters, flighty and I have to stay on them about sleeping on the roosting poles, we had to cover the nesting boxes (no one is laying yet.) Finally, my question is this ... will these girls mature or is this behavior their default nature?