I am quite new to the whole chicken thing. My adventure started in March, when my cousin gave me 6 chicks for my birthday. A week ago, a dog got into our yard and killed 3 of them. A few days later I got 6 more chicks to try to replace the ones I lost. They are more pet than chicken...although with fringe benefits (eggs). I'm still waiting for my dog to do that. Anyway, one of my newbies is a loner. She doesn't interact with the other girls, she keeps to herself and she usually is on the edge of all the activity. She isn't picked on...much. The other chicks basically ignore her. When I try to pick her up, she really freaks out and runs around the cage. When I do catch her, she does everything she can to jump to the back of the cage. Is there hope for her to become friendly? At the other end of the spectrum...there's Poule-a Abdul. She's all over the place. She jumps over the other girls, runs back and forth in front of the cage. As soon as I open the door..POW...she's out like a bullet. She can't wait to be let out and runs for the hills. I can't get her to settle down. Any advice for any of my girls would be helpful. Lord help the older girls when I integrate. They don't know what they're in for.