I am NOT happy with my flock. They are the flightiest, jumpiest, bunch I've ever seen. If they even sense that you are near they go zooming off. I want friendly chickens. I have tried buying chicks and raising them, and I have tried buying adults. Most are not pulling their weight right now. Here is what I currently have: 3 Golden Comet Hens 1 Barred Rock Hen 2 EE Hens 1 Hatchery Quality BO 1 Silkie Hen 1 Jersey Giant Hen 2 Cuckoo Maran Pullets 1 Cornish X Hen (NOT on purpose!) 1 Partridge Rock Hen 2 Ancona Roos 1 BR Roo 1 EE Roo What I would like to do is get rid of: 1 Barred Rock Hen 1 Jersey Giant Hen 1 Cornish X Hen (nature will probably take care of this one soon.) 1 Ancona Roo 1 Hatchery Quality BO 1 EE Hen 1 Silkie Hen and buy the following breeds as chicks: 3 EE Hens 3 Cochin Hens 2 Partridge Silkie Hens 2 Barred Rock Hens. My only issue is, I handle them and they still turn out crazy and wild. I want something that is going to be calm and won't jump a mile high every time a hand comes toward it. I've read Cochins are very good in this sense. My question about them is, are they really that people friendly? How often do they lay? How big are the eggs? Does ideal carry the breeds I listed and do they have an assortment of colors to choose from? Or do you just pick "silkie" or "chochin" and they send you what they want? How do I make sure I can friendly up my chicks?