My four girls were free range up until a few weeks ago when they got a little too brave and started roaming all over the neighborhood and trying to cross the road. They had always behaved and stayed in the yard, which is rather large, but as soon as we got a cat, it's like they knew something was up and started misbehaving. Sounds strange but I swear it's true! We decided to keep them cooped up and try to get some control back. Not to mention I was sick and tired of finding chicken poop EVERYWHERE! After about a week of being cooped up 24/7 I decided they could come out for an hour or two before dark each day which has gone great! They stay in the yard and it's gone smoothly. The only thing is all of the sudden within the last week or two (since we have been letting them out again) anytime they see or hear me coming they come RUNNING to me and follow me all around the yard. They don't do this to my husband or kids, just me. This may sound a little weird but it creeps me out. I'm not a chicken lover, although I enjoy my girls from a distance. Is there any particular reason they would start doing this all of the sudden? It's like they either love me for letting them out and want to be near me or they hate me for cooping them up and want to attack. I haven't figured it out! This also all happens to coincide with the fact that they just started laying. Could that be a factor that plays into it? I'm just curious. Thank you SOOOO much once again for the help. I love BYC!