I have a small flock of New Hampshire Reds, mostly with 3 bantams thrown in for good measure and they all tend to shy away from me when I go in the coop to feed them. They'll get just close enough to see what's in the feed bucket when I bend down with it but when I put out my hand to touch one that's all I get is a fleeting touch. I kind of cornered my little bantam roo the other day to see if I could cozy up to him and he got very frightened so I back off not wanting him to get hurt so I could satisfy my own selfish desires. I talked with a guy I know that used to have chickens and he was telling me about a roo he had that always wanted to be petted any time someone went into the coop. I asked him how he got a roo to be that way and he said it just came from letting the kids handle him and mess with him from the time he was a day old chick. I'm wondering if it's too late to "retrain" this flock to be friendly?