Hi All: Well, I laughed when it was suggested I trim back the fluffy cheek feathers on the EE. I mentioned she was very, very shy and not laying any longer. Wasn't sure it was because she seemed so skittish. Someone on this board suggested she could not see well as her cheek feathers (she had a different name but I can't remember what it was) were obscuring her vision and therefore it effected her behavior. I cracked up because I couldn't imagine giving a chicken a "feather cut." However, I went out and observed her carefully. I realized those cute cheeks indeed were barriers to seeing fully. They kept her from seeing "down." So, when my grandsons came to visit recently I enlisted their help in catching "Edwina." I held her--wrapped in a towel--between my knees and carefully trimmed her little cheeks way down so hopefully it would enlarge her vision of life. Well--I have to tell you she is a different bird. She is much more assertive and social. I guess it helps to see what is going on around you. Guess who is laughing now? Thanks for the great suggestion. I stand corrected.