My two week old chicks are growing like crazy but still very frightened when I try to pick them up. They are in a big cardboard sided box and I read on one of these forums that chickens have an innate fear of overhead objects (think hawks!) so that makes sense they don't like when my big hand reaches down. However, I want them to come to me so if one gets out or later on when they might free range a little, they will want to come to me. I figure food is the answer but the only treat I tried (mashed up hard boiled egg) they were totally not interested in. So, here are my questions: 1)best type of treat for young chicks? 2)how do you feed the grit? I tried putting some in a little dish beside their main chick crumbles and they showed no interest in eating it. How much grit would you put out (I have 5 chicks) 3) Best way to teach chicks/chickens to come to you? Is it possible? I keep reading when your chicks are a couple weeks old you can take them outside if it's warm but there is no way I would do that as they would scatter to the wind and never be caught! I figure you are supposed to keep them in a contained area but I worry that one might get out and then I'd have no way to catch it.