I got three new 4 month-old EEs last night, and put them in my 100 square foot chicken tractor. They were supposed to be pretty tame, but showed no evidence of that when I picked them up. I thought maybe they were just stressed; now I don't think so. They are wilder than my game hens! I spent some time in their tractor tonight, just reading a book, and they huddled in the furthest corner as if they saw I had fangs and a bloodthirsty look in my eyes. Cantalope, watermelon, sunflower seeds, and even crickets had been laid out to tempt them to come from the corner, to no avail. Do you think they will ever get tamer? I have hand-raised Bo and the Production Reds, and dont' ever want wild chickens after having these game hens. Another issue is that one of them has pecked the feathers and some skin off another; it's a spot about the size of a quarter, directly between the wing feathers on her back. I'm afraid flies are going to get into that spot. I don't have another tractor to put the meanie in solitary confinement; plus, will that help long-term, anyway? I put some neosporin on the sore, but what would keep the flies off, to keep her from getting maggots in the open wound? if this experience doesn't turn around really quickly, I'm going to decide to get only chicks from now on, and just endure the wait for eggs. Thanks in advance for your advice on these two issues!