Because of their delicate characteristics, Moderns require a little more care than other breeds. They are not the kind of chicken you just throw into your flock. It is absolutely necessary to provide Modern Games with some sort of heat source during the winter (anything below 35 F is too cold) because they are hard feathered and have very little fluff to insulate themselves. Be careful with their legs; they are as fragile as they look! Thick bedding will cushion their falls. Moderns prefer large runs and high perches to exercise and play, and they should never be confined to a small area. In a range type situation, keep a close eye on your Moderns or they may wander off. Being a game breed, they can have a bit of an attitude at times, but proper handling will keep your Modern friendly and tame. Male Moderns should never be grabbed from the front as they tend to take such actions as a threat and may develop the need to "hand fight" their owner. Grasp your male at the back first and then pick him up. Occasionally, you may find a female with these aggressive tendencies. They are very social, and when mixed with other breeds they often rank high in the pecking order. Females go broody frequently, but they should only be allowed to brood once a year as their bodies cannot handle the stress of brooding (they're skin and bones by the end of the three weeks). They make EXCELLENT pets when raised properly and are known to tease and interact with their owners by offering gifts (a delicious cricket perhaps?) and by resting in your lap. They are chatty, spontaneous, and love to climb all over you when you walk into their coop.