I have 9 that I raised from babies in a brooder and I still am not able to pick them up. They will be 1 year in mid Sept and are all bantams (brahmas, EE's, a cochin, & a seabright). Only 1 can I actually reach out and get a quick pet, but all the others are so quick to dodge me. I read all of you guys being able to pick yours up and hold them...even your roos! My rooster and girls will come close to take treats out of my hand, but thats it. I have I done wrong? holy crap...we just had an earthquake!