As my chicks are getting older their personalities are really starting to show. For some of the breeds that's a good thing, for others not so much... For instance, the Marans... We hatched two and had five shipped, from a different source, in as a Christmas Present. If I had met these chicks before, I would have just bought her a nice sweater. They are flighty, they scream bloody murder, they run each other over just to get away. I can't imagine what they'll be like as adults. Oh wait... Yes, I can, I have Leghorns. I keep a large flock (80+) of free-range chickens as pets and occasionally like to interact with my chickens without them running into walls to try and get away. Almost all of last year's chicks settled down in time, but, if anything, their dispositions are worsening as they get older. It almost makes me wish I wasn't a vegetarian... Then we have the Legbars, they are absolutely the friendliest birds I've ever been around. I have two Roos and a Hen and at one month old I can already tell you that they are on the list for next year, even if the hens never laid a thing. They are feisty, so I don't worry about them free-ranging at all, and are excellent flyers/escape artists, but even when they've flown the coop, so to speak, they come running to the door to greet me. I honestly think that they'd just follow me around all day if I let them. 10/10 for personality. If you don't have one, go get one right now! My EE's .... Not so much. They're almost as bad as the Marans, but they stop short of trampling the other birds to death, like stampeding water buffalo, and they don't feel the need to scream if someone looks at them cross-eyed. But having had EE's before, I kind of expected it and once they're outside I like the eggs enough to out up with some antics. The two Buff Brahmas are friendly, but not pushy, unless there's food. But, the most entertaining birds this year have been the Wynadottes. I have never seen such confident little birds. They aren't afraid of anything and they are all attitude! So how are your chicks shaping up this year? Are the personalities what you expected.