I have two female chicks.. a RIR and an Easter egger. Both about 5 or 6 weeks old. Almost all their feathers have come in except for on their heads. I do spend a fair amount of time with them. When I take them outside they follow me. When I sit on the lawn chairs they come and hop up on my lap and start preening their feathers. Sometimes when I am just standing there they will 'fly' up on me so I will catch them. and they are happy to sit on my shoulder (like a parrot) . They seem very content to be scratching around on the ground where I am. They don't always like for me to pick them up unless it is their idea. Sometimes if I forget to shut the sliding door all the way they will follow me in the house. I have been surprised to find the two little ones curled up on the couch like they own the place! I was just wondering if they will become more independent as they grow or will they continue to enjoy my company? I like to have them visit with me when I sit outside and I would love fro them to continue to do it but I just have a feeling this will be a behavior they will outgrow as they become 'teenagers'