Hello. I have five 11 week old pullets I've raised in the living room from day old till they were 5 or 6 weeks of age. While living in the house they weren't exactly very friendly nor did they want to be picked up but now that they live in a large run on our patio--where they can see us in the house--all but one loathe being touched, let alone picked up and start panicking. One is noticably less timid than the others, but also does not particularly fancy being touched or picked up though will tolerate it. Aren't chicks raised among humans supposed to be more tame than these? Should I have handled them more often as chicks than I did, which was probably a few times a week, just briefly, as in transporting them in and out of the house? I'm a bit disappointed as I got these for pets as much as for eggs. I don't remember chickens being this timid when I had a few here and there as a child, but maybe back then I had handled them more. Thanks in advance for any input!