Hi! Long time lurker, first time poster. We got 3 chicks (Australorp, Light Brahma and Ameraucana) in March of 2013. On the ride home from the feed store I said "Geez, this little Brahma is sort of a jerk." We kept all 3 girls and raised them inside for weeks, handled them regularly, treated them like members of our family, etc. But Ruby (the Brahma) was always just.. not nice. In the very first picture we took of her, we tagged her as "mean chick that needs some socializing". She'd run away and scream when we tried to pick her up and it's always felt like she's turned Ginger and Mae against us (which sounds crazy as I type it, but seriously). In late November 2013 we finally got our first egg and it seemed like all 3 were laying regularly by February. Last summer Ruby went broody twice (and was super mean the first time) and went through a molt. She hasn't laid since and is definitely eating any eggs we are getting from the other two. We try to get out there ASAP, but she's the leader of the flock and she's just getting to them as soon as they're laid. At this point, Ginger (Ameraucana) is the only one that isn't terrified of us, but she certainly doesn't like us. It's so disappointing because I feel like we did everything right. They got pellets with oyster shell mixed in. I got them BOSS. I made them warm oats and treats in the cold weather. They were free range in our backyard and helped themselves to my new plants and garden. But they still run from us. I honestly feel like they like our pit bull more than they like us. So, I guess I just want to know, has anyone just ended up with a bad flock? My husband has raised chickens several times before and says they're just bad doers and we didn't do anything wrong, but I really want them to like us. I don't even care that we never get eggs anymore, but I see all these pictures of people holding their birds and I'm so disappointed in our little flock. Any advice? Should we cull Ruby and see if the other two come around (my husband's plan)?