Hi, I believe the above is self-explanatory. I seem to remember a thread on this site discussing why chicks usually grow up afraid of people (unless they're handled a lot!). Theory was that usually we are above their brooders, and they become afraid of us because of instincts to fear predators from above (like hawks, etc.). Someone had lots of photos up a brooder they'd made with at least one glass side so the chicks could see the flock they'd be joining. It was also fairly high up, so when the owner went to take care of the chicks, the later encountered people from their own level --- not as 'swooping down' and thus instilling fear. Well that was the gist of it. Can anyone help me find that discussion/ article please? PS - We tried a brooder with clear sides (outside in winter --- was fine with the 'heating pad mama'!), BUT --- didn't make it high enough. Chicks still became afraid cas I had to open the lid to care for them. Oh well . Will try again next Spring. Thanks for any help finding this thread / article.