Two weeks ago, my husband and I ordered 25 rainbow layers from McMurray's and got a *rare* as well. No problems there all 26 are doing wonderful and growing so big! My issue is, these birds, no matter what, run and chirp at the top of their lungs when we go to check on them, handle them, feed them, water them...walk out into the garage to get in the car to go to work....you name it, they hate us! I feel so bad when I finally catch one because she's just panting her little heart out and chirping so loud it sounds like she's screaming. So I freak out and just put her back and just watch them. We are doing EXACTLY the same thing we did with the order of meat and egg layers that my hubby ordered at the start of summer. The only difference is, we have the brooder in the garage now instead of out in the coop like we did with the first batch. They are going to be put into the coop brooder to get introduced to our 8 hens we have next week. Wow, after all that rambling I forgot to ask my question, so sorry! My question is: Is there a reason these birds are so skittish? And is there anything I can do to make them nice and friendly like our other girls? (I don't mean I want to be able to pick them up and carry them around and stuff, but just to where they don't freak out on me when I want to feed/water/check on them) Thank you for any help.