I am new with chickens and I started with three eight week olds. One is a splash Orpington, one is a buff Wyandotte and the other is a barred Plymouth Rock. They are all pretty skittish around me. The first couple of days the Orpington was pretty friendly, but for some reason she's the most frightened now. She won't even eat out of my hand anymore. The PR is skittish but pretty friendly now. I just got her to fall asleep on my lap this morning. She is the most curious out of them, and probably the smartest too. My Orpington has an eye that isn't quite right, so I thought maybe that was making her extra careful. The Wyandotte was the most frightened of me at first, but she seems to be the oldest out of them. I try to interact with them frequently and I hold them calmly a couple times a day. I offer them treats often as well. They all seem to be getting less scared of me. I'm hoping I'm doing things right to make friends with them. They're really nice to have around. The PR seems to tolerate my 2 year old too.