How do I get my chickens to "like" me?! I'm a first time chicken owner and I have had my chicks since they were a week old. They are three and a half months old now. When they were little I knew it was important to handle them and desensitize them but I didn't want to over do it and stress them out. Now, they will come when called, follow me around and even eat out of my hand. But, when I try to pet them they run for their lives ): Is it a lost cause now that they're this old? Help...I just wanna love on my girls!!