Hi all, I've just signed up for BYC, although I have been using the website as a non-member to prepare for my chickens. I have a white Silkie called Iris and a buff lace Polish called Peggy. I got the girls a week ago and they seem to be settling in well. I did get them as pets, so I want to be able to handle them. At the moment they're not keen on being picked up but will let me stroke them. Any tips on getting them more used to me? My other question is about treats. I've tried giving them a few but they just don't seem to even realise it's food. They'll eat corn, like they did at the farm but totally ignore anything else. I've tried green leaves, broccoli and also a sloppy mix of porridge oats, corn and water because I was told oats are good to keep them warm through the cold nights. Any thoughts on treats? Thanks in advance. I look forward to reading some interesting threads. Sam.