Since I bought them at the tail end (no pun intended) of their tiny fluffy cute chick stage, they were already a week or 2 old. Prairieland Feeds didn't want the baby chicks to be injured or scared by rough handling or given diseases from too many people touching them, so they put screens and wire over the top of the chick pens, and signs saying Please Do Not Touch the Chicks. Most people didn't handle the chicks -- including me when I first looked at them, and the next day when I bought them. So they passed their cutest, teeniest phase mostly unsocialized except with each other. The chicken books advise lots of petting and gentle handling when they are tiny so they will bond with you. These chicks didn't get that.
I have almost a predisposition to admire anyone who works in the Education sector, but especially those who are able to inspire children who might otherwise be left behind in their learning due to a plethora of challenges that they face. It stems from my own Gran. Even when retired from teaching, she never lost her love of learning. It was infectious & she made sure that every child she encountered (including me & my wee brother) had the opportunity to be as infected as she was!
they said that : " Do not believe anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe anything simply because it is spoken and rumored. Do not believe anything because it comes from a specific person. When people have to much time on their hands they find reasons to spread gossip and untrue rumors, but nobody fails to realize that when you spread false rumors the only person that wins is the lie. ....Just be careful who you vent to....... sometimes those that you vent to have a dog in the fight unknown to you and your venting might turn into gossip. In general, don't say anything to anyone that you wouldn't want repeated to the person in front of their face. Entertain your own private thoughts in the privacy of your head"
It's a world gone mad. I just want you to know, in this topsy-turvy life, one thing is certain: YOU MATTER Unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light twice....then you energy.