I have never had this problem. Never. I've raised 3 other groups of chicks and this has never happened. I've had chicks that were not friendly, but...Two of my English/Standard Orpington chicks are more than just unfriendly. They are actively attacking me. It's not a curious peck. They are deliberately biting me. One is looking to be a cockerel and I will be rehoming it anyway. But even if I rehome both, I'd like to at least make them calm enough to handle. I have been picking up one so that it can't get away and carrying it until it settles down, to establish dominance. The other is not having it. Am I just wasting my time or are they destined for someone's freezer? I know my in-laws would take them off my hands for that purpose. I will NOT have mean chickens on my place.