i've never been around birds before that weren't sick, or injured. my babies seem so right. they progress so fast. today is day 3. i've been putting my hand in the brooder, moving it around, & hovering it over their heads thinking it would acclimate them to my handling. today, as i held it about 3" above the floor, several ran over it & a few jumped on top. one starting climbing up my arm. they acted like they were playing king of the mountain. i had to curtail the game a little or they would find themselves on the floor outside the brooder where the evil black cat lurks waiting for such an opportunity. it has been such fun to watch them. i'm sure hoping things stay on this path.