I chose Silkies for their tameability and "indoor size"... and mine, only less than a month old are suddenly acting scared of "THE HAND" coming in to pick them up. When we first got them, they ran towards "THE HAND" but now... I feed them delicious lettuce, oats, worms and of course chick starter out of my hands and they've never been dropped or squeezed, so what am I doing wrong? I'm not taking it too personally, as most of the puppies I had went through what people call a "fear period" where they crouch and pee like they'd been beaten when a stranger wants to pet them during socialization walks- (how embarassing when people assume the worst) ... so does this sound like normal chicken behavior to anyone? < beware of THE HAND!