So I'm officially 5 days into being a backyard chicken aficionado. I've started to pick the girls up once a day because I do want them to be comfortable around myself and my family. Of the 5 I have one girl that already will curl up in my hands and purr which I was alittle freaked out by, I didn't know they purred. Then I have 2 that will go with it, and 2 that want to peck my eyes out. So I am going to keep working with my girls and hope I get at least 3 of 5 to be lap pets. I do have two questions to ask; what are some of your favorite treats for young chicks feeding from your hand... And secondly I have an 18month old that I'm very concerned about her well being. Do I need to change my clothes after handling the chicks? TSC made a huge deal about Salmonella so its always on my mind when handling my chicks.