We just got an order of chicks from Meyers Hatchery on Monday, and recently, within the last day, they have been running away from me when I go to try to pick them up. Our brooder is pretty big, so when they run to the opposite side, it is really annoying because I can't pick them up! I guess thats my fault, but I had no idea that they would do that. I vaguely remember our chicks runing away from us last year when they were in the brooder, but I am not sure. Here is a picture of the brooder. Are there any rules when rasing chicks in a brooder—should I not hold them for a couple days to let them get used to the area? Did anyone else have this problem?
The brooder is on the floor btw