We had some friends over for a play date today. The kids wanted to see the chicks so I took one out to show them. I knew better than to let them hold any of the chicks, but the 3yr old grabbed it out of my hand and was squeezing it. Her mom and I were able to coaks it out of her hands but just as I went to put it back in the brooder she grabbed it again before her mom could reach her. The chick's neck snapped. I am so sick about it. It was 'Chicken Little' the runt that we thought wouldn't make it in the begining, but over the last week and become the most outgoing and most people friendly one. I am so upset. I know it wasn't realy anyones falt. The mom was horrified, and offered to replace it. We were planning on getting 5 chicks, but decided to get 6 just in case, it happened to be the family favorite. I could have thrown up, when it died right there in my hand. I was prepared for one to not make it from disease, preditor, whatever, but not by 3yr old.