We just got four new chickens (one cockerel, three pullets). They're about 4-1/2 or 5 months old, grew up in a flock with perhaps 40 birds and minimal human contact. They all get along great, huddle together, follow each other around. They don't run too hard from me, so it's easy to pick them up, but they are all shy and a bit scared of me, I feel them trembling when I pick them up and after 30 seconds they will start struggling to get away, so calm them and then put them back down. Any tips on training/socializing them? I want to get them to be friendlier, more trusting of me, so they'll eat out of my hand, but also respect me as being the top of the pecking order. The bottom line is that I feel if I don't acclimate them to me when they are still young, they'll be hard to manage as they mature. I'm starting to get them used to a wider variety of food and treats, (at the farm they had feed and a large well picked over dirt run, with only a bit of scraggly grass, so their diet wasn't too varied). They like cooked rice, grapes and BOSS, but when I bring the stuff they give me a wide berth, wait till I back off before they attack the food. I saw one tip here about a treat call, always call out the same thing when bringing them treats, I'll start that tomorrow. However, I'm not sure how much they even connect me with the arrival of food.