I got my chicks in April and handeled them a lot. When they were little they used to practice roosting on my arm and would let me hold them for quite a while. Now that they are bigger and outside they hate being touched! I was really hoping that I would be able to cuddle them, or at least give them a few pats to show I care. They run away from me though. I think my chickens only like me for food Does anyone have an ideas to make my chickens tolerate affection more? Don't get me wrong, they are very friendly. They greet me at the gate when I go outside and hang around my feet when I am cleaning, etc.