Note:This is my first time raising chicks.
So yesterday we picked up chicks at a small farm. When we brought them home, as anyone would be eager to, we wanted to hold them. Before doing so, we gave them time to acclimate to new surroundings and get under the heat lamp. But later, when we attempted to pick them up, they were shy almost and ran away when they saw our hand. We moved slowly and steadily to ensure that they wouldn't be scared or anything.
We're just worried that if they don't like to be handled now, they won't want to be handled as full grown chickens when we need to pick them up.
So, how would we approach this? Would giving them treats make them become more acclimated to our touch? If so, what types of treats would work best?
Thanks for any info you can provide.