Want to learn how to pick up? Sick and tired of failing at a task that seems so easy to some people? Well, here’s one weird tip, nay, one weird whole bleeding foolproof guide that will make you an instant chick pick-up master! Step 1: First, obtain permission to lift the box of baby chickens from the farmer. Step 2: Bend at the knees. Do not bend at the back. Bending at the back increases the risk of a back or spine injury.