Anyone else have barred rocks that will come running and jump into your arms if your giving another chick[en] attention? I have two young rocks, I believe one is a roo the other pullet, that will come running if I stand too close to the brooder or if I'm petting or talking to another chick. All my chicks are about 4 weeks old +/-. 12 are Barred Rocks, 3 are Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 are Giants or Austrolorps (by their size/age, I believe giants), 5 RIR, 6 New Hampshire, and 3 EE. Only a few are shy or just run away, but most all the rocks will come up, about half love to be held, then there is the two that act jealous The RIR don't care one way or the other if you pet them or not. They may or may not run, but once caught, just sit in my hand and be petted. Some NH will come up to me, the others just keep their distance, but are curious enough to come near if I have a crane fly (snacks) for them. The Wyandottes like to see what's going on and don't mind the petting. The male Giant(?) will come up for a pet, then go along his way. The other Giant(?) is a pullet that doesn't really care one way or the other. She'll take the petting, but doesn't request it. One EE refuses to be held and will run. Once I have her, she'll sit there, but isn't content. Of the other two, one always joins 'the two' rocks to see if I'll pet her. The third will come up and be petting, but then is done and ready to go on her own once again. I just found it hilarious that 'the two' rocks will always run to me, tripping or walking over the other chicks and jump on my arm. If I reach into the brooder, my arm comes back with a rock attached. A few times, one has flown (for the short distance any of them can keep air) from their brooder to my computer desk as I surf the net. After raising Brahmas and various bantams the past two years, I've fallen in love with the Barred Rock breed.