Walked into the store for chick feed and pine shavings. Of course, I had to look at whatever was in the chick bins. The first thing I see is a bin full of California Whites... the birds my husband has been eying online. Then I walk around to the next bin and see the bantams. And I spot this lovely little thing: So, of course, I bat my eyelashes and my wonderful hubby caves. We grab 5 California Whites and my black-skinned baby bantam! Into the box they go, but before we even get the chick feed, I hear weird peeping. One of the Whites was tugging on the feet of the silkie baby. I told the lady who boxed the chicks that I needed a separate box for him/her and a buddy. So we went back to the bantam bin and picked out this little lovely: (Anyone know what kind of bantam s/he is?) I wondered if they were picking on the silkie just because they were crammed into the small box. So when we got home, I put them all together and, to my surprise, no one is picking on anyone!! But I did want to be sure the bantam had a buddy in case we had to separate them. Everyone is eating & drinking well and getting along fine. Here's the entire crew: Now that my older chicks are outside in the coop, it's sweet to have new babies inside again. But, after this, no more chicks, because it will be enough for our coop size.