My hens never wanted anything to do with me. Now the two who are laying are so sweet. They run over to wherever I am and squat for me to pet them. I love it! I've noticed several others posting that their chickens do this too when they start laying. I'm just wondering what the biological reason is for this? One thing I notice is that they raise their rear end when I'm petting them. Do they think I'm their rooster? Ewwww! I am so happy to be getting eggs though... especially from the EE who gives me a lovely green egg... she laid two today between 6:30 and 4:30! The SLW frequently gives me double yolkers... those are nice. One more question... they lay in the corner of the coop... not in the nesting boxes which are raised. Any ideas on how to get them to go in there? Or should I just be glad they're laying inside at all since they free range all day until dark!