I have five 5 day old chicks which are all pekin bantams. Can they be sexed at all? and what age do their feathers start coming in? Also, I am trying to get the babies accustomed to me so they will be friendly when they are older, I go in every day to feed and water etc, but the surrogate mum has never been really that friendly (not viscious but wont come to me willingly) and she is now leading the babies away from me the same as she does Can this be stopped? my other chickens are happy to be fussed and fed by hand, but I do not want the new babies to be afraid of me because of mums temperment - what can I do to avoid this?