VERY EXCITED!! This has been one of the best weekends in my life! Got my new pullets on Friday (took friday off work to get hens from a local farm delivery service) My boyfriend and I purchased four chickens. They are a 10week Buff orpington, 10week silver laced wyandotte, a 11week Easter Egger, and a 14week Australop. We have a small coop that fits four hen perfectly (hope to get a pic up soon, ITS SO CUTE!!) and a decent sized run We kept the hens in the coop for the first day and night. we let them out at dusk tonight (saturday) and we held them and they all found their way back into the coop. We may have startled them trying to hold them. I read tonight that the best way to socialize and train your hens is with treats. I just want my hens to grow up to be happy and friendly. My sister with downsyndrome lives with me and she is almost as excited about the chickens as I am and I want her to have an interactive and enjoyable experience as well. Any advice I appreciate. Thanks and cant wait to be part of BYC! this site rocks. How should I go about socialization when starting from 10-14 week old hens??