i need imput about your experiences with sumatras. i have one and she is extremely mean(to humans--if you pick her up--and new birds). she is hostile toward my layers. she bites like crazy and wont let go. i've never heard a chicken growl but she makes a noise that sounds pretty close to one. she even CLIMBS chainlink fencing. shes about 4-5 months old. she has always been high strung and flighty even when i got her as a day old chick. i thought she was a roo as a baby. she was raised with 2 guineas (if that makes a difference) but they never were mean in any way. ive handled her since she was little. anybody else have any experience with sumatras? i know theyre not really a "friendly" breed but the one my sis had a few years ago was a complete doll--she loved to be held and scratched.