I came out for my morning egg collection and I noticed my sweet little easter egger Goldielocks was getting BRIGHT red. I thought to myself, I wonder if she will squat for me. I noticed that she has become a lot less skittish around me lately. Both easter eggers have gone from our friendliest chicks to the most elusive. It has been sad because they are the sweetest, softest, and most wonderful lap chickens ever if you can capture one. Well I reached down and to my surprise she did a full blown squat for me. I almost fell over because we have been waiting for our easter eggers to mature for what seems like forever. All our other more traditional egg layers have been laying since this summer. I had to call my wife and let her know because...... this is huge! At least in our small world . Her sister was less jumpy when I approached but would not squat. So, I came back out after my wife got home and she did it again! I gave her a tail shake to see if she'd fluff. Then we picked her up and petted her and she was perfectly calm and content......until we put her down. We had these three bumping up against my legs. I thought they were hungry but it was actually JEALOUSY! They all took turns chest bumping and giving poor Goldie pecks and then wanting to be picked up themselves! I guess they all like me and they don't want to share. I've been teasing my wife telling her I have another blonde in my life. Hopefully soon we will have BLUE eggs as well! I'll be posting again soon with blue egg pictures (at least I hope so). In the mean time we have another pet chicken who is a LOT easier to catch now.