I got some silkie eggs on ebay and hatched them and I have four babies. They are so hyper and fearful though. I thought silkies were supposed to be friendly. I have tried spending time with them, just putting my hand slowly into the brooder and letting it sit there...tried feeding them from my hand....nothing seems to be working. They run around cheeping like mad in the brooder or hide in the corner. Sometimes I take them out and let them stretch and run around a bit in the room the brooder is in while I sit on the floor and watch them. If I get too close they run like mad. Has anyone else had crazed silkies? Is it normal for this breed to be so frightened? I thought they were sweet and docile and great pets but I am getting very discouraged.