I free range my 4 hens most of the time, i have a beagle so when i leave i put them back in their coop. They are 24 weeks old and just got my first egg yesterday, it was tiny! So this morning i let them out as per normal for an hour or so and when i went to work i herded them along with the beagle back into their coop. The 3 RIR started stamping their feet in defiance, they follow me everywhere like you would see chicks after their mother. So is this just a case of "teenage" defiance or do i need to re assert some authority over my yard? It was quite comical and i am just interested if anyone else has seen this behavior and if so why and when?