I've had them for roughly 2-3 months now and we have bonded immensely. I'm not a hugger or even a picker-upper of my girls but I do love how they run right upto me and follow me every where i go in the garden. They know my voice. They beg like a dog. The squat when I'm near for a pat. ( I think it's a pat, I'm too big to be a rooster ;-) ) they are just adorable. Here's a video of one of my girls not long after she started laying. She was acting silly in the corner so i grabbed the camera. Sure enough she had just laid the egg when i started filming (clearly NOT a videographer by trade!) i do like how she has to check between her legs to find out what the heck happened then realises what it is and announces her amazement. I had absolutely no idea chickens could be soooooooooooo loud!!!! Gosh it makes me laugh.