hi! this is my first time w layers ... i had broilers back in my 4-h yrs .... um 10+ years ago lol and those are a 6-7 week project . so we didnt have to have much long term goals for . just feed feed feed weigh water. we didnt get attached to them , no names etc. so i'm wondering if handling my chicks a bunch is a bad thing ?. my chicks are 5 day old Barred Rock pullets .. i dont want them to stress out and die or something but i would love for them to get used to me .... every time i go in the barn to their brooder i bend down and coo cute things to them i do their feed and water and bedding then i TRY and pet or touch a few ... some are ok for a sec . sometimes i hold my palm out and one will hop on then right off it but mostly they just look at me like "who are you and what are you gonna do to us ?" i worry about stressing them because 2 had hard poo stuck to them this morning and i read that was bad so i picked them up and with a persistance & water it came off .. but the whole time each one was peeping loudly and totally freaking out... a few hrs later i checked on them and all are still living - one even stood there while i stroked her neck -- i think she coo'd ( does that even happen?) so i hope this mornings event doesnt end up killing the lil babes. !! i love them all already i have names picked out just havent given them to them yet .. im waiting till their personalities show. any tips or help would be appriecated!!!