I have had my chickens for about 5 months. I started to get them to eat from my hand. They are really fine with doing that and are very used to me. To be honest, I'm just a bit tentative when I try to pick them up so they just run away! Now I have kind of settled into the fact I won't get to pick them up! Its sad, I would love all these nice photos with me and my chickens, and especially to do health checks by picking them up. They are really not keen even when I touch them! My own fault. I should have been more confident and picked them up when they were young. Any suggestions?