I have just rescued this hen today from a local shelter that was going to euthanize her, and she is absolutely gorgeous. The only thing is, is that she is extremely timid, and if you go to pick her up, she will skreetch on the top of her longs and do anything she can to get away from me. I can understand that it takes time for these things to heal, but I was wondering what are some good ways to earn her trust? I am unfortunately going away for a week, so I wont be able to work with her for a while. Will this make things worse, or is it good for her to settle down and take a week off from being handled? Heres a pick. Also, what do you think would be some good names for her/what is her breed? And one more thing, do you think that with over time she could become docile and easy to handle? or is it really difficult to break a habit like hers?