I had done a ton of research before getting my first chicks. I decided on Silkies mainly, and thought I'd add a few others into the mix. I ended up getting a Bantam "assortment", which turned out to be 5 Silkies & 1 Cochin & 1 Mille Fleur D'Uccle. Well, I did my best to handle them a lot, hold them, talk to them, etc. They would sit on my hand as chicks while I worked at my computer. Now they are about 9 weeks old. The Cochin & D'Uccle are so smart and friendly. I can easily pick them up, and they lie still while I hold them and get petted; they are just dolls. But all the Silkies are little spazzes. If I go near them they run away, I have to literally corner them to pick them up, when I do hold them, they flap around and squawk like I'm abusing them. I don't understand it. I've treated them all the same since they were a day old, I don't know what went wrong with the Silkies. I heard Silkies are docile and friendly, so I'm confused. If one or two were flighty, okay, but all five? Has this happened to anyone else with Silkies? Could they outgrow this and calm down or is this how they'll always be? I love them, don't get me wrong, they are just the exact opposite of everything I thought they would be. Any suggestions on things I could do to help them chill out a little?