My husband loves all of our animals, but I noticed he seemed iffy around the chickens which really are only 4 week old still. Anyhow up until last week he would just sit back and watch me change their bedding, refill waterers and feeders, and then thinking that maybe he was just not sure on handling them I asked him to hold one and he declined, without giving me a reason, So I made fun of him and said he was afraid of of "the wedle tiny baby chicks!!" he smiled and walked away. then a few days later I told him that while I was trying to refill water and feed they always ran out of their Brooder cage, my husband built it with side swinging doors for cleaning ease. Anyhow I asked him to make sure that if one or two ran out to put them back in. Well one did run out and he got a little skittish and asked me to hurry up before the rest came out, and then asked my daughter to put it back in the cage. Today I had a really busy morning with the kids and I was still dealing with my 2 yr old when I asked him to grab the waterer take it outside and clean it. well he agreed, went to the cage opened the door and all 21 chicks came running at him, he freaked out and closed the door, when the chicks walked back to the other side he tried again and the same thing happened. on the third attempt he got upset and said, you know what...do it yourself....so I got up and opened the door and took the waterer out, but while I was doing that 3 chicks ran out and went after his toes and he screamed like a little girl and ran in the livingroom....BAHAHAHAHHA....so I turned to look at him and I said "what was that!!!!" well he just looked at me, irritated that my 6 year old was giggling uncontrollably and said..." fine, I just don't like them...they FREAK me right out!!! they are nice from a distance!!" my hubby is 6'2, works in road /bridge construction and is not afraid of anything, he has come face to face with bears and cougars and wolves, and has never shown fear of anything until now...Chickens!!! I am sure he will eventually come around, but for now it will be fun picking on him, and maybe sharing the story with his coworkers when we go out for a drink on friday!!!