I have a Speckled Sussex pullet who is friendly but shy. Usually if I pick her up she squaks like it's the end of her world! If I kneel down she will come up to me, but as soon as I put my hand out she runs. She is at the bottom of the pecking order. She is now almost 20 weeks and for about 1 week has been squatting everytime I get near her. The problem is that for about 3 days when I go in the coop, she walks right up to me and jumps at my leg(like she wants me to pick her up) and she will try to peck at my face when I bend over to feed them. She follows me around doing this the whole time I'm down there. As soon as I put my hand out she squats. I know she is about to lay anytime now, is that why she is suddenly so brave and a little crazy?!