I just spent a day of handling my big quail, a day after I got them, and now they're used to me picking them up, eating out of my hand or picking food from my grip, and me standing with them, they normally won't run away (only when I randomly just throw my hand in, they run at first). I want to do the same with my quail chicks, as everytime I rush my hand in to change the food, water and their temporary bedding (next week we're moving them onto wood shavings), they run and jump away. Then I normally leave my hand in, sometimes they walk over it like an obstacle, and brush under my arm. Sometimes they peck at my nails. When I pick them up to move them into a separate box in the brooder (we have two boxes filled with wood shavings, then a cloth on top. they normally use one, then when that's dirty, we switch it. we do this daily) they would always wriggle around and try to get out, and I fear I may drop them so I have to be quick. There's only one or two chicks that don't mind being held and are willing to sleep in my hand. Sometimes I get bigger chunks out of their food and place it on my hand, sometimes they'll curiously peck at it and even take it away and eat it. But I want to be closer to them. :] Anyone know how? Thanks.