Our first broody hatch is due in a few days. (fingers crossed) Once they are a few days old, will the mother hen let us hold or touch the chicks at all? I'm imagining she would not like that! Just thinking of when we got chicks last year and how we would occasionally hold them to try and get them used to that (in truth, we may not have done enough of that, since they never seemed very comfortable), and if you can do that with chicks who have a mother around. If not, we will just sit by an enjoy them "with our eyes" as I'm always saying to my daughter!