I got some silkies and some silkie/cochin mixed birds last night from a lady who needed them gone, she had over 30. So we went and got 9 of them. 6 of them are a Cochin mom and her Silkie mixed babies that we have separated from the others. I then have one black silkie and some mixes and my lone production red since I gave away 9 roosters yesterday. This black silkie is loud, fortunately she/he sounds like a duck to me rather than a crow, but he/she is loud. They're used to being free range and cooped at night but I have them cooped, I have too. They're so little so the place I have is sufficient but this is all new to them. The mom and this black silkie are much louder than my P.R's were...but I have a question, should I keep the babies with their mom? Right now everyone is getting along where they are, should I keep it like that? Why do the silkies babies at a few weeks old still need their mom?-(I'm just asking because my P.R.'s were of course by themselves but she told me they stayed with their mom still), so can you give me info on their behavior, temperment etc. Thanks.