Hello, everyone. New here and very new to chickens in general. I wanted day old babies because I heard from several folks around here that they were easier to tame but my husband decided with our inexperience, it might be better to get older chicks and that's what he did. He contacted a local farmer and bought some 2 week old chicks. They will be 3 weeks old on Sunday. I can't yet tell which are roosters and which are hens; we have 8 of them. Buff Orphington's (sorry if I misspelled!). I was hoping to tame them, but they do not seem to like me at all yet! They are beginning to recognize the sound of my voice, especially after I began tossing them little treats like tiny bread chunks and Cheerio halves. Now whenever I approach them and say "Chicken, chicken!" in a singsong voice they start chirping rather loudly and quickly, and they seem to get very hyper, but they still will not approach me or allow me to approach them. In fact, even when I'm tossing the food to them they sometimes run a little just to keep their distance or they wait until I step back to approach and eat the food, even if they seem quite happy that I'm there and that they're getting some treats. Holding them is out of the question, the poor things seem especially unhappy then! A few of them will even flap their wings and try to fly away from me. Is it just an age thing? The farmer who had them just kept them in his barn with their mothers, I don't know if he ever fooled with them or not. How should I go about this? If they never let me hold them, it's fine, but I just feel really bad when they act so scared and distrusting of me. Also, is it harmful for them to have treats this early? My husband wants them only on chick food but they so love the bread and the Cheerio's, I'd hate to deprive them. Thanks to all who respond.