I got my chicks today! They are.... more mature, let's put it that way. Two of them are 3 months old and 2 are 1 month. I know that I need to handle them to get them used to being around people, since they have spent the early part of their lives among chickens with not much human contact. I have two kids (one a baby) and a job, so I'm looking for some quantifiable guidelines (3x a day for 15 minutes, for example). Also, I'm wondering if human presence is helpful to get them to be people lovin' chickens. My son will spend 45 minutes at a stretch (he's only 3! he doesn't have the attention span to do much for that long) hanging out with them. I've encouraged him to talk to them while they are hanging out, but their crate is shut and he can't physically get to them.