Hi, this is my first post. Yay! Okay, I have three hens right now. One is a Buff Orpington and the other two are Old English bantams. All three were hand raised because I showed them in 4H last year for my tenth (and final) year so they're about a year old. One of my Old English ones is extremely shy. If you get around her she runs away and when you try to catch her you'd think she was being killed. Once you catch her, she's calm though. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way that I can make her like to be handled more? She acts like she wants attention but doesn't want us to touch her. Also, my other Old English has been extremely aggressive for the past week. When you walk into the coop area she'll puff up her chest, spread out her tail, and peck at your feet. If you kneel down to her, she'll jump up on your knee and talk to you like usual. If you go to pet her (which she usually lets you do with no problems) she'll peck at your hand. Hard. I saw a post from another site saying that the Old English breed is a moody breed, but that you can make an aggressive chicken calm again by showing you're dominant. How exactly would I do that without making her not want to be handled anymore? I haven't had any problems with my Buff though. She's my baby and acts just like a little puppy. Update: So I brought home a little rooster for my little aggressive hen. So far she doesn't seem to be as mean when we go out there, but she's not being broody either. I guess she just wanted a man. As for the shy one, I went and bought some mealworms for her. Only problem is she won't eat them out of your hand. But on the plus side, my other girls just loooove them. My Buff even will jump up to get them like a dog.