Hi - I have three baby chicks. I got them on Friday. One was two weeks old and two were three days old. I am wondering how often we need to hold them for them to not be scared of us. Or for them to be tame when they are older. I have a friend with chickens and they are all grown and big and they peck at the kids and run away from them - very hard to catch. But, they hardly held them as babies. So, right now the two littlest are bantys and they are easy to catch and hold but certainly scatter and run when we try to get them. The older one is a barred rock and it runs around - um, like a chicken - when I try to get it. They are all in a big box as a brooder and they are really hard to catch. We hold them a few times a day - but they still seem to hate it. They chirp loudly and tremble until we put them back in. I thought they were cold - but they don't go back in by the light - so they just don't like to be held. I understand I should hold them 'as much as possible" but I work full time and when I come home - I do have other things to do than hold chickens. I make sure to do it everyday though. But, I was wondering what your experiences are. Thanks for any advice!