I have a blue silkie that is just about two months old, and a white one that is about 5 or 6 weeks. Neither one is interested in even coming near me. I have held the blue from the day I got "her"(fingers crossed) at 5 days old, and she was so sweet and cuddly the first couple of days. After she settled in she gradually became more and more standoffish and eventually skittish for a little while! She has calmed down a bit now, but still has no interest in being around me, will trot away if she thinks I'm going to pick her up, and squeaks a lot when I hold her, searching for a way back to the flock. The white one, I got a week ago, and "he" is a little fart. He is pretty skittish (though, being the tiniest one of the flock, I don't blame him), and he throws a FIT when I hold him. I backed off from holdling him because it seemed so distressing for him, but i don't want him to remain so "wild". Is this normal for younger chicks? Will they grow out of it? We have 8 chicks total; 5 that we got two months ago, including the first silkie, and 3 that we got about 10 days ago, including the white silkie. My brahmas are friendly; Dark brahma is my sidekick, she flies up onto my arm or shoulder the minute i walk in, my bantie amerecauna roo is the same, and he will race to follow us around outside--he has been supervising the building of the coop, and we can't go anywhere without him. The others are so-so, light brahma will sit on us if we pick her up, though she doesn't come to us seeking attention, she won't leave our hand willingly once we hold her (goofy chicken), and I guess the most beautiful of all buff brahma is a bit scaredy-cat, perhaps feeding this behavior to the silkies? The 7 week old maran (came to us last week) is nervous too, but she is the FIRST to the food and water, and will brush right up against our hands to get to it. She has even flown up to sit on the ledge and see me once, though I'm sure it was in search of food or something. And the 2 month old Amerecauna (again, last week) has been very timid around the other chickens (even the bantie, who is half her size!), and though she doesn't like to be "chased" by the hands, she will sit on our arm, and she will also fly up to see us and sit next to us with the dark brahma. I realize they all have different personalities, that is inherent. However, I am curious why my silkies are so unfriendly? I got them because they were supposed to be so sweet and friendly, above and beyond the others, but so far, no go! Will this change over time? Or did I just end up with two non-social butterflies? Any suggestions? Thanks!