We got 4 new Ameraucana (they came from McMurray though so I wouldn't be shocked if they turn out to be Easter Eggers, either way my daughter requested the chickens that lay the colored eggs so we're happy no matter what they really are). We've handled them daily, the first 3 weeks their brooder was in the house in a busy area where we talked to them constantly. But they are still super skittish. Every time I pick one up they do their distress "mama help me" chick call. I bring them treats and they all run and hide -- I just can't seem to get them to chill and relax around us. We've moved them to the garage now and I still pop in to see them regularly and talk to them and handle them but they still freak out. What else can I do? This is the third batch of chicks we've raised and I've never had chicks that are so freaked out by being handled and just being around us in general. This is our first batch from a hatchery is that the difference? All of our other chicks were day old but had been raised on farms or by local breeders before we got them.