I've handled my first batch of chicks I hatched out often but they still aren't all that tame. They don't mind me being around them and will walk under my feet. Two use to like hopping up on my hand when they were smaller. I'm getting an assortment of chicks at the end of this month that I would like to try to get tamed down. I'd like to be able to pet my chickens without having to sneak up on them. The RIRs I have will sort of let me pet them but walk off. They will follow me around though in the yard.