I have 5 chicks, all 2 1/2 weeks old. Three GLS's and two bantams. Every time I put my hand in the rooster slowly they freak out. I try to do this as much as I can and I do pick them up but I work so I can only try in the morning and after work. I had them outside for an hour the other day, it was beautiful and I thought they were getting over their fear of me. They have no interest in freeze dried mealworms or live earthworms. It seems like they forget who I am after a day! Will they ever like me picking them up? I read about people who's chicks come running to them and I am a bit jealous!!