Hi all! I have 5 chicks who are 2.5 weeks old - although I think one might be maybe closer to 2 only, she's much smaller and has a few less feathers. I've had them since Monday. I want to let them go outside for a little visit with me in the yard, because our weather is amazing right now, but I'm terrified if I put one down on the grass I won't be able to get her back to me. I've taken them out and just held them so they could have the fresh air (maybe I'm just spoiling them now lol) but not put them down. There are 2 that are ok with me picking them up, the little one that is peeps a lot when I do but doesn't run away, and two RIRs that are terrified of me so I wouldn't try it with them. I am thinking I just have to wait until they trust me more and I feel confident they won't run off? The yard is fence but the gap under the door is big enough that with the size they are they could get through, so if I wait until they are big enough to move out there they won't escape, but I wanted to take advantage of the nice weather. I saw some people take theirs outside at 2 weeks, but I guess they've had them since eggs or day 1, and I only just got mine this week. So when can I try this without being worried I'll lose my peeps? My other question is about giving them treats - we have given them some mayflies and moths my husband caught (that is a whole hilarious story, he looked like a chicken himself) and they went NUTS. BUT they won't eat them when we are holding them. The littlest chick couldn't get one so we tried picking her up and letting her eat it out of our hands, but she was not interested. We tried this with the others too and none of them would even go for the bug, but as soon as we put it and them in the brooder they attacked it. Is that normal? How do I get them to associate ME with the treats? Do I need better treats? When can I give them fruit and other food?