I just want to stomp around and be mad! I raised our chicks which are 16 weeks old. I have fed, watered, and cleaned up after them. I have made special trips to get things for them. I got up early and raked out all their feathers that were everywhere in the coop and all I want to do is pet or hold my chickens. I don't think that is asking too much but every time I put my hand in to pet my pullets I get pecked! Dang! Dang! Dang! The Barred Rocks are the worst culprits! They are not shy so they walk right up but then they peck my hand! Ok it is not the most hurtful thing I have ever felt but no one likes to get pecked! The Dellies sneak up right behind the Barreds like they are watchin' and learn' and ready to do the same. Now my Red Stars don't care to come to me. If I manage to reach in near a Red Star she'll just walk away but every now and then there is one that will let me pet her. I call her Lil' Lady. What frustrates me is I got Dellies and Red Stars because they were supposed to be a gentle friendly breed or so I thought.