Ok, I have had the worst luck with silkies. First none of a dozen silkie eggs hatched the first 3 times then finally 4 from a dozen hatched. (I hatched with other breeds and they all hatched fine). Then I culled 1 because its legs were weird from the moment it hatched and it just wasn't fixable. Then one's leg started to twist...gave it vitamins and brace and it never got better but never got worse. But its bum leg made it hobble. It was the most beautiful silkie I've ever seen. Then my daughter was moving her to the brooder box and she jumped out of her hands only inches from the ground but broker her leg. We had to put her down. That left me with Elton John my white silkie i'm sure was a roo and Lady Gaga...named thus because she is kind of Gaga...literally she's dumb. She did ok with 3 silkies, Elton always took care of her. She never seems to see the food scraps or scratch and just runs around confused. Or doesn't notice when everyone else is eating. Or she wanders off and freaks out and can't find her way back to the flock. Elton did everything for her. Well yesterday he became dinner for a predator. Now Gaga is worse off then ever. She couldn't find her way back to the coop last night. The other 4 chicks are standard sized mutts and could care less about Gaga. Without Elton there, plus being the only silkie, i'm worried about her. She's already much thinner than the others. Is it normal to be this dumb? What should I do..she kind of just mopes around clueless without her man to protect and take care of her.