Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
• Horses: 0
We handle ours lots every day. At the age yours are, they are the most skittish. It's just a survival instinct. Catch and handle them anyway. You'll notice that once you catch them, they will settle down in your hand. Hold their wings close to their bodies - that keeps them calm. It's almost like swaddling a baby. They're easiest to catch if you move your hand REALLY slowly in the brooder. Just place your hand in, then freeze until they calm down. Then just inch your way towards your chosen one. They shouldn't freak out then.