Oh I really did it today. I had just made the girls very happy but moving them from their plastic tote into a 6' diameter hot tub frame....then I blew it today. They are ticked off at me :| I dared to start that sucking machine and clean up their dust and shavings. They did not like it one bit. The yelled, fluffed up, started their aerial play fighting with each other and got all puffy! Sorry but the hot tub is the biggest they can have right now.....still too cold out of doors for them to move into a coop...which I have not built yet. They have heard the vacuum before but I guess the closeness of it set them off. Do you think treats will get me back in their good graces? Did I traumatize them forever? How long do chickens remember such things? They are almost 4 weeks old. I cooked them oatmeal this morning but they quickly forgot that kindness when the sucking machine started. They will not come near me tonight.