- Aug 18, 2009
Well, I went to the N. CA Chickenstock on Saturday and got myself a cute little blue (maybe splash, not sure and it doesnt really matter, but would love feedback) silkie to keep my little black feed store silkie (Clover) company. They are the same size, my feed store chick is 12 weeks old, but I am not sure of the age of the new chick. It is heavier than Clover and doesnt have as many new feathers coming in, so I am assuming the new chick is a couple weeks older. I am also pretty sure its a cockerelbut, anyhooooo, here is my question, the new chick, Lavy, is very "chirpy". I mean, when I bring them in for the evening (yes, I bring them both inside, they are house silkies at night) he is very loud until he settles on my shoulder and finally starts to relax, then he will chirp and "trill" softly. He is very "needy" and is constantly trying to get under Clover, which she hates. He stands outside the patio door in the evening and stares into the window waiting for me to bring him in. He is very sweet (which will hopefully make for a sweet rooster, unlike the beast I have now) but I have not encountered such a vocal chick before. Does this have to do with the fact that his environment is still somewhat new to him, and will he be more relaxed with time? From what I have read, cockerels are supposed to me more outgoing and self-confident, but he seems a bit clueless, poor guy.