My first 4 ladies were saved from a chicken barn and were doomed to be commercial egg producers. They are Red Stars or Red Sex-links. We got them when they were 17 weeks old. They are the sweetest more adoring pullets. They sit on your lap, eat from your hands, and even put up with the luvin' from my 3 year old son. They warmed up pretty quickly, and are probably (don't tell the others), my favorites. So now I have aquired 4 more hens, older than the original ladies, that really want nothing to do with me except for me to bring them food. They do not like to be held or touched, and haven't really warmed up at all. I also have three 8 week old pullets that are very bashful and don't like to be held, but will tolerate it. Anybody have any ideas on how to get these gals to warm up and be a little more friendly? I'd like to bond with them as I did with the first bunch, but I'm finding it very hard to do! Thanks so much!