Hello all! Question for you..... what is your "timeline" for handling your chicks? Mine will be a week old Mon and I've not done a ton of handling them because I haven't wanted to stress them out. I've picked up to check for pasty butt if I couldn't see, and I've done lots of sitting and watchig them, but not more than that. When do you start "heavy" handling them? I want them to be super easy to deal with as adults, so I want to start them off right!! What do your timelines look like? Also, sadly, I lost one of my 6 girls last night :/ She was doing well Fri morning when I left for work, but when I got home she was lethargic and not doing much. I tried to give her some electrolyte water but she would have no part of it. When I picked her up, she just let me, and would lay her head on my fingers. When I put her down she would just lay there where I put her. When I checked on her at 1am she was gone No idea what was wrong, no pasty butt, no other symptoms. She never did get as big as the other 5 girls, so maybe it was something congenital? Either way, sad day..... But back to my point, what do your timelines look like? Thanks!