I have only had 1 brood of chicks before...in march. They are all grown up now and one of them hatched her 1st brood today. I want this brood to be more handleable since the broody that hatched today is hard to catch and screams like a rooster when you pick her up. I didn't handle them and their mama taught them to run from me (she's not the easiest to handle either). I have pullets given to me that I can pick up any time and they are fine with it. so..my question....When do I start handling them? I was afraid with the last brood that I was stressing them out and effect their well being by picking them up and by the time they got big enough that I wasn't concerned about that they were already super skiddish. I am guessing that mama will take them out of the nest to eat and drink tomorrow and wondered if I start tomorrow or like next week?