We have four golden sex linked hens and a rooster. These are our first chickens. We had no idea how much personality they have and how much fun it is to have them around. They come running when they hear the kitchen door open or see or hear us. They are so funny. They will stay where we work outside and keep us company. They also love treats!!!! Our rooster is quite a gentleman with us and with his girls. He will not eat treats and he calls the girls to alert them where to find the goodies. Sometimes he picks seeds or other goodies up and drops them back for them to eat. He's just wonderful. The only thing is, they will not let us pet them or pick them up. I have been able to pick one of them up and she will let me hold her for a while and even settles down a little and peck at sunflower seeds from my hand. The others scream and struggle to get away so I don't even try anymore. They are quite happy to eat from my hand as long as I don't try to pet them. The hens were 3-4 months old when we got them and perhaps they would be less afraid if we had raised them as chicks. What are your experiences? Thank you.