My girls are 8 wks old now, and are such a hoot! I have a rule here - Nothing lives at my house unless it's a pet! Well, they seem to have gotten the word. I spent lots of time sitting with them when they were little, then started feeding them treats - now, out of 20, I have about 15 that are really friendly - the others are ninnies! I have a few that every time I come into the run, they are on my lap immediately - I put a bench in there for that purpose! Patsy the Red Star, and Charlotte the Dominique are the biggest pets - they'll sit with you all day if you let them. Plus I have to watch Patsy - she follows me to the gate and tries to go out with me. And they're friendly to everyone - as long as someone will hold them. I always thought that chickens would be entertaining, but they have far exceeded my expectations!! My husband and I talk about getting a little "chicken love" now - we both go and sit in the run with them - very therapeutic. He was skeptical about this chicken thing at the beginning - just indulging another one of my whims - but he has been totally won over by them- they're the most fun!!