So. These two are named Descartes and Pascal, respectively. They are named for mathematicians because they are the result of a sudden, acute bout of Chicken Math.
I didn't even need to go to the feed store! But this one is further from our house, and I keep meaning to go there, as I hear very good things, and we just happened to have time and be going right by it today. And the staff were extremely friendly, and truly, it was a lovely, extremely well-stocked feed store, and it's important to support local businesses.
And yes, I do already have silkies at home- in fact, I have five of them, including a buff, and all are likely "better quality" than these little ones. And yes, I do also have 17 other bantam chicks in a brooder right now, but these little silkies are not far from the same age, and certainly are no smaller than the japanese chicks! In fact, that I already have a brooder set up means that these adorable little balls of fluff are no extra work at all! And none of the chicks I have now are silkies! I don't want my silkies to become under represented in my flock! So truly, I just had to take these two home!
Whether or not I needed to hold them in my hand and coo over them all the way home while they cuddled and did happy trills is neither here nor there.
Edited by ChickenHermit - 3/12/16 at 6:02pm