I've had 4 chicks since they were a week old, 2 chicks since being 4 weeks old and 2 chicks from being 2 weeks old. Most have squealed, flapped and protested when being picked up and handled. Some I have been able to calm down with strokes and cuddles but some never rested being away from the flock. I have spent about an hour every day with them and then are now outside and about 6-7 weeks old (ish). I got the chicks fairly tame before transferring to the coop over a week ago and since then they become flighty again because of the new environment etc ... Still when they are free roaming/feeding they hate being picked up and protest loudly so I thought I may never be able to fully tame them or get them to trust me as they will always scare too easy etc ... However tonight I noticed they had huddled together to sleep in the run instead of the coop so I decided to transfer them one by one upstairs to ensure they stay warm etc ... Usually if I do this they scream loudly, run and scatter everywhere and I have to fight with them to catch them - but this time they didn't make a muff, they just let me scoop them up and one and by one and put them in the coop. They then laid down started to get comfy again. Is this the chicks starting to trust me or is this normal behaviour when they are tired and tuckered out? How long does it usually take before you start seeing clear signs of the chickens becoming tame?