Yes, I know, there's a million of these threads out there. I promise you I've read every single one, but my chicks still hate me. I'm currently raising my second batch of chicks right in our smallest bedroom (the mess is unbelievable!), so we can all interact with the chicks without going somewhere cold and dark. There isn't a lot of traffic, but with a two-year-old in the house, there is no such thing as no traffic. The chicks were one week old when I got them. I did what is recommended in socializing chicks, including putting food on my hand and handling them occasionally, but the Cuckoo Marans is really flighty, and I think she's prompting the others to believe I mean murder every single time I stick my hand in. I have a little door in the side of the brooder so I don't have to grab the chicks from above, but I do have to reach in from above to get the feeder and waterer. The chicks scatter when I put my hand in, but calm down and become interested after a while. They all take to the food I put in my hand, but I still can't handle them without them freaking out. I really don't want to end up with a flighty batch of hens again, what do I do now?