Our chickens are life family and when we hold them, we're always gentle and I just pick them up with 2 hands and they're fine. My mother and her bf came by this weekend and he insisted the "proper" way to hold any chicken was upside down by the legs.:| He did it to one of my chickens and it kindof went into a trance. He said that was normal. It upset my kids a little and I wasn't sure this was OK. Is it? thanks everyone!