So I have four 15 week old pullets and they are constantly pecking me. I want my chickens to be people friendly and at least let me hold them so I can check their health. I have 2 Gingerhams, 1 Black Australorp crossed with a New Hampshire and 1 White Leghorn crossed with a New Hampshire. I got them when they were chicks and they used to let me pat then and hold them, but ever since they were fully feathered, they began to grow more and more distant from me. I don’t expect them to be as cuddly as dogs or cats but I think it’s important that I can do a daily inspection without my pullets freaking out when I try to grab them. I don’t know if I’m holding them incorrectly, but they try to fly away every time. However, they do run up to the fence when they see me, follow me around and fly onto my shoulders. Any tips on how to pick them up properly or how to get them more people friendly?