I bought three little pullets (a blue standard cochin, a silver-laced wyandotte, and an aracauna) at three months old from a kid who was raising them for a class project (he had 26 little chickens running around his backyard in Seattle, where we're only allowed 3. Somehow I don't feel too badly about having 4.) and apparently, he had hand-fed them since they arrived at a day old. They have always been gentle so I just figured once tame, always tame. I recently added a new pullet to the mix (a two or three month old maran, three days ago) and have been in the coop more often, trying to coax the older girls to be nice to her. I've noticed that when I hold out my hand to feed them little bits of their food or dandelion greens, that they almost seem more interested in pecking at my skin. I had bad experiences with chickens as a child and would hate to feel afraid to enter the coop. I spend a good 20 minutes a day or more just hanging around the coop, poking little fresh goodies through the wire, so it isn't like they don't know what I'm good for, or what I'm up to. Any ideas here? I really want my girls to be tame and pet-able, and to not worry when I go into the coop to clean up, feed, or (at some point when they finally get around to laying) to gather eggs.