Around my house there are two feral hens which I would like to tame if possible, they are skittish but willing to eat food I place out for them if I keep my distance. Any recommendations on how to go about catching/taming them? I want to get chickens for the purpose of having them as pets. I want to catch them before the local predators kill them as the local owls/hawks/whatnot have killed the other 5 chickens that lived in the area. If it is possible to tame them, I have plenty of land to build a coup (I've already drawn up plans for making them a little "house") and run for them and in the area I live I can legally own up to 12 ground fowl.