My husband and I are new new to chickens - (he says he's "not new to chickens... I've eaten many chickens" - very funny) we've had ours for all of six days. Things are going really well so far, but I'm wondering if there's an easier way to condition our chicks to being handled. Every time we try to scoop one up, they start chirping loudly and running back and forth to escape from us. Eventually they end up huddled in the corner hiding. Once we have them, though, they're relatively comfortable with being held (although not terribly crazy about it). So, the big question: do they calm down after a while? I had all sorts of little fantasies of having happy chickens following us around the yard, but I'm skeptical. Any thoughts?