I have recently started to take my 5 week old chicks outside in a chicken type tractor/play pen. The problem I am having is collecting them to bring them back inside. How do I get them without scarring them to death? I tried meal worms in my hand but they are running around like their head is cut off and don't notice the treat. When they are in the small brooder in the garage they seem friendly enough and don't completely freak out when I pick them up. Their permanent run will be done hopefully this week. But the thing is, keep in mind I am a novice, my dream was to have the chicks hanging out in their run most of the time, yet with some daily free time. But I can't imagine how am I going to get them back in the run if it isn't dark. I have 3 dogs and I don't see a day too soon that they could share the yard. So for now they are going to have to take turns. This is really stressing me and the chicks out. They love to be outside but I am starting to dread it. Any ideas?