The girls have gotten so much friendlier. Whenever we go out there, they crouch down and press themselves to the ground for petting. I don't know much about chickens, but I think they think we are roosters and are "presenting" themselves. We can easily reach down, pet them a bit, and then pick them up. They don't seem to mind being held. They make little noises but don't flap around or anything. And they don't run when we put them down. I can't believe they were 5 months old when we got them and scared of people. They are such sweeties now!