I raised my chicks with LOTS of love and attention and lots of handling and carrying them around. When they got to 8 weeks they no longer would let me hold them and I couldn't even catch them if I tried. They are 21 weeks now and I still can't hold them. MAYBE one I can get some of the time and she's ok, but all the others nothing, they act like I'm killing them. Now my neighbors didnt' raise their chickens with all the love and affection with lots of holding and carrying them etc. they let them run free and they didn't get held much. Their chickens let them pick them up just fine. I just dont understand. I feel like I put all this effort into it to have pet chickens and they hate my guts. What in the world happened here? I thought for sure they'd come around, but nope. nothing. Do I just have psycho chickens?