Here is a goofy question but I'm a newbie so please don't roll your eyes: Do chickens like to be touched or petted? I know parrots love having their neck gently scritched, it must feel like another birdie beak grooming them. Do chickens like that? We are trying to get our baby chicks used to us, they seem to enjoy it when we breathe heavily on them while cupped in our hands, obviously because it is warm. What else can we do to make them happy and secure?