I bring them food, I show them where to go and what to do, they have never seen an actual rooster, or adult chicken for that matter (bought them as babies from a feed store) and now two of them, when I try to pet them, instead of running, crouch onto the ground and sort of lay their wings apart towards the ground and sit there and enjoy me petting them. I believe I have read that this is the position they assume when mating. I would not say they are otherwise tame and want to be held or something. They all come running when I approach the pen because they want food, and they croon and sing towards me. What do you think? Oh, and we also got our first egg this morning, you can see pictures/story on my blog at http://maryannscountrygarden.blogspot.com/2011/06/our-first-egg.html?spref Thanks!