You definitely touched all the aspects in your article.I made similar experiences with my flock. Early start makes great difference how easygoing will be to handle your flock. It's very useful to have friendly birds, especially when you have to check them or treat them for any reason. Our chicks are grown now and we haven't any issues with corraling them back in coop or keeping them together while they are on the pasture.Even our rooster is very friendly as you can see Folks. Patience pays off when you start early. Great passion you showed.