Hi, I'm Artemis! I moved from the city to the country last year and I've just gotten my first chicks. I bought 6 Araucanas, straight run, and they're about 3 weeks old. Their brooder is a dog kennel! I've just switched the litter from shredded paper to shredded corncob, which looks just like their food. Should I cover it with paper towel for a day or so, so they learn it's not food? Second question: We bought a coop and my DH built a run that's 4 feet by 8 feet. Will that be big enough? We're thinking of making it portable enough to roll around the field the coop's in. If it's not big enough, we can use it for moving around and build a bigger one. I'm scared to free-range them, since we live in the woods and there are definitely predators. Third question: They're still very skittish (I've only had them a week). Do I handle them to get them used to me? How, exactly? I may be more scared of them than they are of me! But I want them to get used to me. Thank you so much!