wishing , I am very sorry about your silkie hen. It does seem to be the ones we like the most . I will never forget my Spaz, he was just the best. My day went as predicted . went to flea market, forgot about the fleas and sure enough as soon as i got in there my ankles started itching. I found nothing to interest me so off to Orshlins, no chicks, Tsc, again they tell me , " we just got them in and cant sell them yet". I didnt want any . lol so I had put it off as long as i could. which is really stupid on my part because i am tired by now. went to Krogers, smaller store. as soon as i started putting the grocerys on the belt I got sick. I was nauseous, in horrific pain and I told my poor sick husband i just cant. I walked/crawled to the van and cried like a baby. Its not fair to put him through this. he was not able either. guess it might be time to break down and take the help that was offered. I really dont want to. Its like giving up. I keep falling because of the surgery and i cant get up by myself. its very depressing. Life alert? thats for old people, not me.