I am a first time chicken owner! I got a couple Silkies just 5 days ago! The hen is 6 months, the Roo is 4 months. Now, for some reason today they must have both decided they were comfortable in their new home because the Roo decided to start crowing for the first time since he's been with us, and the hen laid her first egg! They are so sweet and so tame. I'm so happy to have them! I'm so glad to find this site! It's helped so much to get my new friends off to a good start. Please let the advice pour in!