Every night before I secure the coop for the evening, I usually sit on my bench in the pen and watch my 8 pullets (15 wks). About a week and a half ago, one of my Golden Comets jumped up on my lap. This became an every evening event, with everyone else eventually trying it out as well. Tonight was a bit overwhelming though and something new. One of the girls hopped onto my shoulder and started making various clucking sounds and almost a purr sound. Eventually I had 5 of my 8 pullets on the bench with me, all trying to get on my lap or shoulders. No one was the slightest bit aggressive and the ones who ventured onto my lap enjoyed a back rub until their eyes shut and they just completed laid down. When they decided it was time to go into the coop, I went to secure the pop door and a few of them jumped up trying to get up on me again. Is this a pecking order thing with them trying to see who can get higher and dominate? Whatever it is was, I wouldn't have traded that time with them this evening for anything. It was awesome...whatever it was!