I posted this topic as a question in my picture thread about my silkie chicks, but haven't heard any answers/advice about this, so I figured I'd repost it as it's own topic. A little background: My first batch of chicks I had, I bought directly off a farm. These were the most friendliest birds I have ever had and they seemed to have imprinted on me right from the start. I have one chicken left from that first group, my grey hen, and to this day she comes running to me every time she sees me. I even got a polish pullet from the county fair this past summer. She was already pretty big (maybe 8 weeks old at the time). She seemed to have imprinted on me too even though she was already older. I'm pretty sure she came from a breeder so she was farm raised too. My Polish isn't as "affectionate" as my grey hen, but she will still come when I call her and tends to 'stalk' me around the yard - always keeping me in sight... The silkies I have now don't seem to care about me so much. They don't really mind me holding them or working around them, but they aren't ones to cling to my side, climb on me, or follow me around like my others in the past have done. I bought them from Tractor Supply, so I'm pretty certain they were hatchery raised with minimal human contact. I've had them for a bit longer than a week now, but can't imagine they were any older than a few days-a week when I bought them (they're just getting their wing feathers and some tail shoots now).... Question: Is this (the "lack of affection") just the way the silkie breed is or is this because they were from a hatchery? Is there anyway I can still imprint them or did that chance sort of past by already? Is there anything I can do to "make they like me more?" (<--- lol, this sounds so funny ) I've heard silkies were one of the most friendliest cuddliest breeds; I want to make sure I have human-friendly chickens that will stay around and not try to run off.