but this is bad! My 11 silkies got here yesterday. I was nervous at first... do they peck me... will they poop on me.... what if I break them? Before long, we were holding them, watching them, trying to figure out who is who. I went to bed scared about the stupid red heat light since I read on here yesterday that it burnt down someone's chicken coop. I kept reminding myself that they are in the garage, the light is secure. So then I started worrying if they were cold which resulted in me running downstairs and out to the garage to check on them. Safe and sound, all snoozing. But I kept worrying and running out there which resulted in very little sleep. They did not seem concerned. Here comes 6:00 am and my son is up 30 minutes earlier than normal so he can see the chicks. Here we go... early, early, holding the chicks, laughing at them running around. Every few minutes I think I better just "go see what they're doing". And they are always doing basically the same thing... eating, running around, hopping, singing. But for some reason it seems totally enthralling. Now my daughter is up. I need a shower. I need to do laundry. She wants to hold the chicks. ARGH! I can see that this is going to be bad news for my clean house and anything else I was *supposed* to do today! But isn't it fun????