My chicks are almost 2 weeks. We moved them out of the plastic bin type brooder the other day as it was becoming a challenge every time I opened the cover they were flying out. So now they are in a larger brooder and very happy campers, they can run, fly and jump to their hearts content My question is at first I would hold them every day and they were content to just sit in my hand. This week they are more anxious and wiggle quite a bit. I notice many people take pictures of young chickens on their lap etc. I have yet to let them "free" when I remove them from the cage for fear they would fly off my lap and get into a bad situation. In your experience how do you handle young chicks on your lap, is thier behavour or instinct to sit or fly off etc? I just dont want them to get hurt, but also want to be able to handle them right off from the start so they are used to it and will be easily handled as they get older.