So, last week, I was surprised that Madga, my Barred Rock, allowed me to pet her. All 6 of them come close to me, but have never wanted to be touched. This morning, I saw Magda heading across the road to the neighbor's house, so I went after her. As I got closer, she kind of squatted down, got very still and allowed me to pick her up and carry her home, cooing all the way. Of course, I am quite surprised and excited! Anybody out there know what this is all about? Geez. I never expected chickens would be this interesting and fun! So glad we got them.