Hello all. I'm a first time chicken owner, and I've always wanted some, finally the dream has come true for me. I purchased four 5-week old bantam st. run chicks two weeks ago. I'm pretty sure all of them are hens. The problem is that I don't think they ever had much human contact and they are frightened to death of me. Thankfully they've learned to use the ramp up into their coop because I was going nuts trying to catch them...I'd catch one and the rest would go into a panic; each hen harder to catch than the last. They're still confined to their coop & attached run, because I'm afraid if I let them free range I will lose them forever! I've been sitting by their run every day and it takes about 5 minutes for them to calm down and come close (through the wire) but if I move, they scatter to the back of the run again. From what I read here, everyone's chicks & chickens are much more tame and friendly than mine. Should I start over with little chicks? Will these hens ever lose their fear of me? Does anyone have any tips on overcoming this? Thanks in advance!