In a very long time!!! My 3 day olds are just starting to avoid my hands. They run the other way, even when I offer starter, only the most brave come up. Soooooooooo, I made me some deviled eggs as my treat (only had a few pizza rolls for dinner) and kept one whole egg out for my 8 weekers. Well, I go to my brooder full of 3 day olds, and talk to them, reach in, and they all start screeching and running. So, I go and grab a small chunck of the egg yolk, break it apart and reach in. They all screech and run. Then the brave come out. They start their "chickie language" like mmmmm that tastes good. All of a sudden, I can't see my hand!!! I have 10 "vultures" covering my hand!!! And when 1 gets off with a big chunk, another one does this -run, jump, grab, run- right over everyone elses heads!!!!! Then, another would do it!!! I couldn't keep my hand still for all the laughing I was doing!!! Nothing like 3 day olds flying over the others and grabbing a piece. It's hard to explain, maybe a "you had to be there" thing, but since they really don't fly yet, it was the cutest thing! And my hand being covered by babies, oh, how blessed I am!!! I'm gonna do this every couple of days! Steph - in "head-over-heels" love with her babies!!!