How often do you handle your baby chicks? I've read that we should handle them "regularly" if we want them to become accustomed to human contact. But what exactly does "regularly" mean? Once a day? Several times a day? When we put our hands down in the brooder to pick up our chicks, they scatter in terror! Once we pick them up they seem pretty content. Most of them, anyways. There are a couple that just seem really averse to being held, and they are also the hardest to get hold of.