My brood of hatchery chicks are now 12 days old. I just wanted to share what I have noticed about their behavior so far. Of all of them, the Easter Eggers are the ones who come right over to me instantly and try to climb up in my hand, and peck at my fingers. They do not seem afraid of me at all. One of them likes to climb up in my hand and go to sleep! They are thre biggest and fluffiest of the chicks, they are the slowest and most "mature" acting. They just don't seem scared or flightly about anything at all. Then the Anconas are the next friendliest. They are very happy, curious chicks, and they like it if I pet them, and rub their heads. They are not very flightly, but are a little more active than the EEs. The Silver Spangled Hamburghs are relatively friendly and calm. They seem curious, happy, and carefree. They are constantly busy busy busy but they don't have a care in the world about my hand in the brooder, or me picking them up. Then the Black Australorps are somewhat friendly. It takes them a bit to warm up but they eventually start coming up to my hand and checking me out. They still try to run if I try to pick them up though. The Golden Laced Wyandotte is very skittish and I have to chase her down if I want to touch her, but at least she's quiet and doesn't shriek when I pet her. The Brahmas, Dark Cornish, Rhode Island Reds, and whatever my 2 mystery chicks are, are all psycho. The Cornish especially will scream bloody murder if I try to pick them up. I think the mystery chicks are are Golden Hamburg, and a Black Langshan, or a Cuckoo Marans. Not entirely sture though. I am absolutely LOVING the EEs. The instant my hand goes in, they are climbing all over it, pecking my fingers, snuggling their heads into my palm. I absolutely LOVE them. And the Anconas and Silver Hamburgs too are wonderful. The rest I really hope settle down as they age!