...but my chicks seem to think i am. My birdies are 2 weeks (and some) old. I hold each of them every day. I feed them the basics but also bring treats (hardboiled eggs and such) which they run from and then pick at after a while, once i've dropped them cause i've been holding them so long..... but when i'm there - even when i drop my hand into the brooder and just leave it there and move very slowly they FREAK and fly to the corners and squawk like they'd never been held. They warm up after i hold them a minute or so, but the freaking out every single time? i want them to gather to my hand. i want a little love and tenderness. is that too much to ask? what can i do?