I am convinced that our girls missed us! Recently my hubby & I went on vacation for 11 days. My Mom & older Son came & fed & watered everyone every two days or so. Our roosters chased our son at first, lol. He was an intruder & they didn't like it. So we told him to snatch em up & carry them around like a baby on their backs while he fed. After about the 3rd day they were fine with him stealing their eggs. (so to speak) Now when we left we would get 10 eggs every day! Day 4 Mom calls me, there were only 3 eggs today. Day 6 Mom calls me again, only 1 egg today. By day 7 no eggs! So vacation is over we come home, & before even unpacking our vehicle I go out to my flock. First thing our geese sound the intruder alarm, so i'm like what???? EVERYONE comes a running! By day 3 we were back up to 9 eggs a day! lol My mom was so mad, she says nope they don't love me like they love you! I'm thinking hey isn't that how it's supposed to be? lol I love my birds! EACH ONE OF THEM!