I read a post asking about when chickens stop peeping and start sounding grown up, and I realized that I'd just assumed that mine have progressed to clucks and bawks...but really, I don't know, because I never hear them. So I wondered if it was just my silkies, or whether silkies tend to be very quiet birds. I'm use to 'chatty' birds, with most being highly vocal (my australorp is an especially loud talker). But I almost never hear my two silkies make ANY sounds. I mean, I've heard them protest if pecked or if frightened, but I don't hear them chatting.