Is it possible for hens to imprint? I got my chicken Feathers September last year, as a two week old chick. She wasn't very friendly towards me- she ran away from me whenever I went near and screamed bloody murder when I picked her up. Now she is a twenty five week old hen and she follows me everywhere! Every time I come home I find those chickens waiting outside our door. This is very annoying as they poo all over the patio area and I have to clean it up. They can fly over the fence separating the house and first garden from the second garden, where they are meant to stay. Sometimes, I have just finished feeding them and I turn round to go back to the house and Feathers stops eating and follows me!