Peep peep peep peep PEEP PEEEEEEP peep peep peep bloody peeeeeeeeep!! And breathe! Firstly, hello to everyone. I have been praying to officially join this part of the forum for months, but have been unsucsessful in trying to hatch my miniature Silkies, until now!! I have one lone 'black' miniature Silkie who hatched 2.5 days ago, 3 more whites due today/tomorrow. S/he is soo gorgeous and tiny and I'm totally in love, but..... it just wont shut up! It peeps incessantly and loudly 24/7, I go to the brooder and put my hand in it jumps straight on and goes to sleep, I put it down very very gently.... but no good! peep peeep peeep until I come back. I honestly never thought chicks were so loud! I have put a red light and a cuddly toy, but this baby is now jumping at the side of the box trying to escape. Is there anything else I can do? DP says it's manipulating me and I should ignore it!? But It's a bit too cute! Also shouls it be eating and drinking by now? It pecks at the chick crumb but it seems too big and hard to get in to chicks beak.. I'm dipping the beak in water every few hours which it's drinking but not on it's own. Please, if there's a god.. let it's mates hatch!! p.s - I'm in the U.K, from what i gather you only have one size of Silkie? We have 3 here, miniatures being the latest trend!