What is the best way to pick up young chickens? My 2 girls are 4 weeks, and their wings are getting big and powerful. (Beautiful, too, I might add. It's fascinating watching them develop, isn't it?) When I pick them up out of their brooder, they flap wildly. If I try to grasp them with both hands over their back and wings, they struggle, so I release their wings. I don't want to hurt them! They end up perching on my hand and flap-flap-flapping until I set them down on the floor or my lap. They're very calm then, and enjoy my company (especially if I have their favorite treat - oatmeal!) Is there a better technique for moving them from one place to another?