I've seen many threads talking about how to pick up a full grown chicken and threads on how to hold a baby chick but I can't seem to find anything on how to actually pick up the baby chicks. I have (4) two week olds. Two BOs and two Americaunas. They aren't afraid of me at all and don't seem to mind my hand in the brooder and once I am holding them they are very calm but they somehow can tell when I need to pick them up and catching them freaks them out so I thought that maybe I was picking them up wrong. I have tried scooping them up from underneath but if they are running then the only way I can think to catch them is to grab them from top on the back and quickly put them in an open hand. Is there a better way or is this just the way chicks this young are?