I do not make pets out of mine, but I feed them meal worms or scratch two to three times a day as I go check for eggs or I let one group out to free range...or bring them in and let another group out. Not enough that they won't eat their laying pellets, but enough that they are very comfortable around me and I can easily get them back to their house. I have only one rooster that wanted to boss me around, but he found out quickly that he had to get a better attitude. Mine will talk to me, and they are easy to catch but I really do not want them being pets. The blacks and blues are a little flightier but the splash, lavs and bws are great. Take pictures. I remember when I got mine, I just wanted to sit around and watch them. I still do and they are grown.
Speaking of pics, would love to see some of yours! Your splash and BW's.