I have been reading many of your posts. Lots of them tell of how your chickens enjoy you as much as you enjoy them. You tell how they walk up to you, sit on your lap and even squat showing you as the dominant one. I have been very envious of you because when my chickens see me coming they take off running. Actually they take off running when anyone comes around. They are seven 14 wk Delware pullets. I also have two red sex links and two white leghorns. I have had them for 1 month and they have a huge coop and yard. They are totally protected from danger. I sit and watch them several times a day so I would think they would be familiar with me, but as soon as I come in the gate... they all take off to the opposite side of they coop and stay there in a bunch. I feed them treats such as this green fern that grows here in Alaska that they absolutely love. Is this an age thing or are my chickens just shy? Do they usually grow out of this shyness? I want my chickens to be friendly. Thanks for your advice and Happy 4th of July!