one of my friends liked my fuzzy butts so much she went out and bought her own pretty much right away. I didn't do anything but let her hold them
But my other friend has just started talking seriously about getting her own. She's been visiting them since they were tiny and now buys eggs from me, which she loves. So a gradual introduction seemed to work best for her!
I gave a neighbor a beautiful blue rooster and 5 blue hens from my birds that I hatched myself. They were Marans that didn't fit my needs in my flock and were going to have to be culled. I can't tell you how thrilled I was when they were found a great home right down the road!