We (my parents and I) bought some chicks last week. I was looking for toy/entertainment ideas, and saw this forum. They're our first chickens, but we already love them! Five, all female (red sex-linked, not sure what breed). I'll try to get pictures soon! I'm not sure how old they are, we bought them last Saturday so anywhere between a week and a half to two weeks old. We bought them at Tractor Supply. Anyway, guess I should introduce myself? My name is Lindsay, I just turned 25 earlier this month. I have some bad social anxiety so I live with my parents. They thought the chicks (when grown) would help me get outside more, and the eggs they'll make are sure to be good too. I've been watching them a lot the past week, they're surprisingly entertaining. We put in a clump of dirt and grass today, and they were all over it! Pecking, scratching, even swallowing bits of dirt. I was wondering if anyone had tips on handling them? I've tried holding them just so they get used to it, but they're so skittish. I've tried hand feeding them, but they don't go for it. Should I try giving them some treats by hand?