Ok...So being a brand spankin' new chicken girl, I have read many stories about how chicken lovers go on and on about how GREAT and SWEET chickens are... And I always wondered why people think that; of how chickens can become so sweet and part of a family....I think I have found out a little bit of why just now! I was making my late evening rounds of picking every one up and getting them used to being held and touched. I like to help preen their little baby feathers that are loose. So I get to my almost 4 week old Buff Orpington and a long story short, I ended up sitting on a stool, holding Babs for 15 minutes as she walked up and down my arms, preened my hair and then fell asleep in my hands, peeping and cooing softly. Ohhhh....It was the sweetest thing ever! That little creature feeling so secure with you, that it falls asleep right in your hands! Ok, so who else has their brand new teachers pet already!? I'd love to hear how you get to know your babies and handle them to get them docile hens. I'd appreciate it!!!