I think today we may be seeing our baby chicks as one of our eight eggs has cracked and we can definitely hear a noise. The eggs are all with our broody hen so hopefully she will look after them all well. I just wondered how long is it before we are able to handle them? Should we wait until mother leaves them for a bit of a roam before we touch them for the first time or is it best to wait a few weeks? Can the broody hen reject them if we pick them up too early? Also, just a couple of other questions - Should we dip their beaks in the water as soon as they are born and put chick crumbs in with them? Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.