I knew better. But, I've never had any of my chicks (or chickens) like to sit on my shoulder. I have one now. She's about 8-9 weeks old - Barred Rock. I babied her because she was smaller than all the others, and something happened to one of her toes right after I got her. So I spoiled her, and treated her special. Now she likes to fly up to my shoulder when I'm cleaning the brooder. This morning, she flew up, and for some stupid reason - I looked at her. I gave her just enough time to peck my eyeball. it HURTS so much! I guess it's bruised b/c it's got a dark spot, and underneath that - it's very red. OUCH!!