I have 4 five-week-old chicks that free range during the day for short periods. They are often sharing the backyard with my 3 kids. The baby is not a problem, he just kind of toddles near them. My older two (7 years and 5 years) are always wanting to pick them up, pet them, etc. They end up chasing them around the yard because we all know how easy it is to pick up a chick My question is: should I let the kids pick them up and handle them a lot or tell them to leave the chicks alone? I have already explained to them that the chicks aren't "pets" like a dog, cat, etc. I also don't want to stress the chicks out by being chased around the yard. Opinions??