food is your friend :-) I find food will help them overcome most shyness, its irresistable lol
A hand coming in from above is scarier for them and being grabbed (think bird of prey) so Id try not to do that too much, Its much better to get them to come to you. Once you have them somewhere you can sit on the ground with them you can add to the eating out of the hand by putting food on your knee etc till they are happy to climb on you to get it. I also try to start any touching them by scratching tummies at the front rather than again the hand coming from above or holding. Once they are climbing on your knee get them used to being picked up by just picking up to place on or off knees to treats rather than holding for an extended amount of time. They need to learn being picked up isnt a bit deal and thats easier if its only briefly to start with. Patience is your other friend ;-) Foods chicks love are chick weed, watermelon and Ive just discovered mine love finely grated zuchinni :-) Even their regular chick starter with warm water added to just soften it can be used as a treat. Just dont overdo giving anything new to their diet or you will get diareah You may also need to get them used to trying the treat without your hand in first so they learn it is delicious (new is scary, even new food) and are then willing to risk your hand to get it next time.
Is that coop you are building going to have more run attached to it? It seems a bit small for ten full grown adult birds to spend all day in or will they be free ranging? Never underestimate how big they will end up. Our first coop that was purchased as supposed to fit 3 adult birds ended up a large nesting box ;-)
Edited by appps - 12/17/15 at 1:47pm