I have several OEGs raised from chicks (bought from Cackle Hatchery) and they are now 5 months old so I started to separate the males. The problem is they do not seem to be doing well being in the pen. They are extremely frantic when I open up the door for feed, and there overall temperament is not what I expected from these birds. They are skittish as heck, not even starting to get the confident demeanor of the breed. On top of that they are not eating well and look overall pretty poor, pail, tails held low. I have checked them for parasites and they are clean, as well as the rest of my flock. When I let them out of the pen to roam the coop floor they seem to brighten up, acting more normal, displaying around the hens and such, and even think about crowing. I know they are young yet and this breed takes quite long to mature but has anyone else had this issue? I try to handle them everyday and feed some treats to try and calm them down, and they have now been in the pens for over three weeks.