We have had a bad experience with our silkies before. We got one, and then it was too stupid to move, or even run away from a dog that wanted it as a chew toy. To make a very long story short, We got her back from our neighbors dog, who usually never hurts one of our chickens, and she was all slobbery. She got mites, then she died. My parents think they are an unhealthy breed, are they? I was going to get one from a hatchery, but i don't want to get one that is that dumb.