hello all! i am fairly new to being a chicken momma, i got my first 2 chicks may 19th. one barred rock (Amy Farrah Fowler) and the other was still up in the air, ive heard cinnamon something or a golden sex link, my daughter named her goldie or choco. well goldie got a lil too curious of the dogs at the fence line and i guess it was just pure bad luck but she got pulled thru and passed away. we really thot we had the area secure but btwn her scratching and the dog there was one spot that was weak, i was devastated, my daughter took it like a champ tho. well after we got the fence triple secured we went to get more chickens. i wanted them to b close to Amys age and size for easy transition. i really think i should have just sucked it up and raised chicks again but o well hind sight and all...we found a farm who had chicks ranging from day old to 8 weeks. i dont think this farmer was able to establish human to chicken relations with so many running around or else he just doesn't baby his like i do mine. they had way more space than i was able to offer so chasing them was pretty insane. i managed to get 2 pullets. approx 4 and 6 weeks old. one is barred like Amy but she has some brown or copper around her neck and down her breast. at least i can tell em apart when they are hens but i wonder what would cause that? the other is all black with copper bleeding in around her neck and breast area. beautiful birds. ive had em a week now and they are still skittish, of course i would be too considering im the crazy lady who chased em down and put em in a cat carrier and drove em around for an hour, but i worry it wont ever b the same as the relationship i have with Amy, she is such a mommas girl. she has calmed down a lot in regards to pecking the babies but of course they assume she is still gonna peck em so they run from her. ive noticed they graze closer to her and me as the week has progressed but if i cant get some contact with them soon i worry ill have wild chickens and that wont help replacing my daughters chick. this is why i wish i had just gotten day olds but the hub was so against doing that again and i didn't push cuz i was glad to have my garage back. ive spent time sitting in there with a different types of snacks and talk to them everyday. ive bribed them with every type of food i can imagine! are there any other suggestions? or is it just a time factor?