I have such a nice neighbor, a local farmer, who is a true sweetheart..... He knew we were building a coop and getting a couple of chicks, the place I was dealing with well kinda ticked me off and I cancelled. He has been overrun by chicks this year and gave me a Mom and 3 chicks. Mom's wild thou, has always been allowed to roam and not really handled. She is also VERY protective of her chicks. I want to tame the chicks by hand, they are about a week old but how wen Mom won't let me or my boys near without a fight! I don't mind Mom hen being a bit wild I will take my time with her. Best suggestions for the chicks?? Should I seperate them or just be really patient? Thanks for any help. These are the three little chicks, I kinda like the one in the front, two have some feathering on the legs: This is Momma, she has a big bald spot on her head and a swollen red ankle.