We are new to the chicken lifestyle and recently got our coop built and moved in our pullets that are about a month away from laying age. We have been trying to get them accustomed to us more so we have been handling them a lot and giving them attention. During the main part of the day they are pretty skiddish but are getting better about us wlking amongst them in the yard but aren't fans of being picked up much. In the evenings when they go to roost is when we have been getting most of our one on one time with them. We remove each one and give them 10-15 min of petting and affection and they don't put up any kind of a fight over it. What we have noticed though is that they just kind of lay there after we put them back in the coop to rotate to another bird until all 8 have gotten some attention. Some will go straight back to the roost but a couple tend to lay on the coop floor for some time after they are put in. My question is should we stop doing this? We like the fact that they are quickly becoming more social with us but not sure if it affects their sleep pattern or not and don't want to stress them out. Any thoughts or experience?