This is the first chick adventure for us ! And unlike when I became a parent there is nobody I know who has chickens around me! I have two amazing boys 4 and 2 who are very very excited about our "ladies" ... even though they have been giving boy names like "shark and allen" we have 8 barred Plymouth rocks 4 buff orpingtions and 3 ameraucanas (I think? They may be easter eggers by the way they look? I am not sure what I read on their tag at the feed store) either way its cool. I think this will be a great resource for us ! I am not sure where to ask my first question... but I was wondering what other parents did with thier sml children and the chicks? I let my 4 year old hold them and he is wonderful and my 2 yearold holds them in a bowl (and does ok) but he moves very quickly and yells alot is this too much for the ladies? Is it better to gradually teach my son to chill out and let them be stressed out for a little bit or is the stress on the ladies not worth it?