I've had chickens for about 4 years. This is the fourth time I've raised day old chicks. Right now I have 3 in the brooder, one of which I incubated and hatched myself. Her hatchmates didn't make it, so I got her two little friends of the exact same age. The one I hatched is an RIR, and I also have a Speckled Sussex and a Blue Cochin. The RIR and Sussex flip out when any of us try to handle them. The Blue Cochin tries to avoid being picked up, but she is calm when being handled. The birds are in our home office so they see and hear us frequently. I carried the RIR around for 3 solid days until I was able to get her some friends. Is this just a breed thing? Am I doing something wrong? My 9 year old daughter is SO sad that the birds don't like her or want to be held. We've got 5 more in the incubator and I *really* would like to raise up some friendlier chickens. I have few outside who were raised by a broody and don't like being handled. Honestly, that just doesn't work when they need Blu Kote, a hen saddle, etc. Any advice on what we can do to raise friendlier chicks? Thanks so much! Here's a pic of my daughter with our Blue Splash Marans hen, just cause!