My chicks are a week old, will be two weeks old on Wed., and whenever I try to pick them up, or feed, them, or... GIVE THEM A BOWL OF YOGURT they RUN AWAY... all twittering, flailing, running away and they all stand in the corner until I've left. DO THEY HATE ME OR SOMETHING?... seriously! I've tried putting some feed in my hand and seeing what they do, some caustiously come over, none eat from my hand, or anything...they stand about 5 inches away and just stare and then run away. Also, When can I take them outside the first time... It's been raining non-stop for like a month here, if that makes a difference. I was thinking of setting up one of our tall metal dog pens (we have the fold out pens that you can buy at petsmart), and sitting with them in there and seeing if any come up to me. I can't leave them be, as we currently have 3 gigantic eagles using our property as a hunting ground, which is nice because they take off huge numbers of field mice, etc...but not so great for chickens! three huge ones were sitting and sunning themselves ontop of our barn yesterday.