Hello everyone! Four days ago we got our first 8 hens ever. We are very new to raising chickens but are excited to have them. The owner of our local nursery is a life long friend and set us up with 3 partridge rocks, 1 speckled sussex and 4 wyandottes who are all around 6-7 weeks old already. We really want to get these girls as friendly as possible and yes we can be patient but, I'd like to get the right info from the start before doing something we shouldn't. We visit them in the coop about 4 times a day for 30-40 mins at a time. We sit with them, talk to them and in morning and/or evening we give them a few dried meal worms as a treat. In only a couple days they are already familiar with us being the 'treat people' and definitely come sneaking near us looking for treats, but any movement and they freak out and run away as fast as possible. If we stay calm and move very slow, they'll even eat the treats right from our hand. Can you guys give us some experienced info on how we go about working with them to the point where we can reach down and pick them up and enjoy them? Like I said, I'm aware its going to take time and I'm ready for that, I just want to approach in in the right manner. We didn't get hens that were quite as young as I'd liked but these girls are prefect and already part of the family.