I currently have 12 standard chickens and 3 bantams that I got from a local ag store last March. Only two are friendly enough they will allow me to pet them, both are trained to fly to my arm, an Ameracauna hen "Falcon" and a Old English Game red rooster bantam "Little Beau Peep." I have 34 new chicks that are about four or five days old that I got through mail order. They are a mix of about 15 different breeds, about half standard hens, half bantams straight run. I have been only getting in their brooder to fill feed, water, or change the bedding, because I wanted to let them settle in and not stress them more. However, now I want to start making sure I'm handling them properly so that I can ensure I have as many super-friendly, jump in your lap-type chickens as possible. What should I be doing now and as they get older? I just became a [email protected] mom with a two-month old. I can't always spend long period of time with them, but I can spend smaller bits of time quite often throughout the day.