We had a flock we had raised from chicks and they loved us and were constantly climbing all over us and visiting us whenever we are out in the yard. Then we had a dog-related disaster and our flock got rediced to 2, so to keep the 2 remaining girls company (AFTER I redesigned their enclosure to be 110% predator proof) we got 6 more pullets from a different breeder of the same age (2.5 months). So now we have this weird contrast of our original two who are happy-go lucky and love being held, and the other 6 that treat us like they would if we were a hawk. They run in terror, scream, and claw whenever I (gently) grab them. I have tried slowly approaching and gradually holding them but they are still suuuper tense and cannot get away fast enough. They were raised in pens with ~100 other pullets. Perfectly humane conditions, but not ideal. My questions are as follows, for those that have experience: 1. Like dogs, will the new ones learn from my other two and eventually become more conditioned and friendly to me? 2. What can I do to keep them from being terrified of me? My wife and I both work full-time and are both very active during the week and don't have hours and hours to sit around and hold pullets. Is there a special place where they like to be petted that will soothe them and build trust? Thanks in advance!