Soo, I'm the proud owner of 4 6-day old chicks. I'll admit, both my daughter and I have been a little skiddish when we pick them up for fear of hurting them (or maybe them pecking us, which I know doesn't hurt, but still!). We pick each of them up twice a day for a minute (okay, we really only hold them for about 20 seconds each) just so we get used to it and so do they. Needless to say, they are terrified when they see us coming in to pick them up. And we are terrified because we aren't sure how to do it right. One of them jumped out of my daughter's hands right back into the brooder--a good 2 feet! I'm sure it's normal for them to be scared. And maybe baby chicks shouldn't really be handled much? My question is--how much SHOULD we be holding them, letting them out to play, petting them, that sort of thing? We want them to be used to us and not be afraid--and we need to get over our fears as well, as I know they will get very big very fast! What's the protocol? We are thinking this might be easier when they are a bit bigger and we can give them treats... Thanks!!!