well, its 10 PM here now, but my bantam silkies arrived today in the mail! (I'm 13, so I'm SUPER exited.) My older sister drove me to the post office, and RIGHT when i got in the car, i opened up the box and there she was: SPARKLES! we ordered 8 bantam silkies in the mail. 2 black, 2 white, 2 partridge, and 2 buff. all were 100% happy and healthy, no one was dehydrated dying or cold, plus no one has any blocked vents I looked in the box and fell in love with one SUPER TINY SUPER ADORABLE little wittle black silkie chick. she thinks I'm mom and follows me i also fell in love with 2 others, Nuggets(a tiny runty buff one), and Burta(a jumpy little partridge)! all 3 follow me, but i love sparkles the most. a few questions: since they aren't vaccinated, is all i have to do is make sure to give them medicated feed? should i do something else?? also, would a garter snake eat/harm my chicks??? i think i just MIGHT have one in my basement ;( and it could get into the brooder if it tried. plus one more thing: i was told roosters were rarer than hens, and only 1/4 of the chicks would be roosters if i got straight run. well, i wouldn't mind a rooster or two, so hearing this i figured we wouldn't pay extra money for females. so... if that isn't true, are like.. HALF my chicks gonna be roosters??? i think i spy 2 roosters, but they are 2 days old so i cant really tell. please help me with my questions and here are the chicks!!! this is SPARKLES! this is nugget. she is part of my three-chick clan shes the smallest. this is Burta. she is the third of my three-chick clan! here are the rest. they all have names! the chicks& brooder all the little boogers! this little fluffy gurl posing by the feeder is Shellie frank in the back, Burta to the left Erika's butt? the three chick clan! I have LOADS more pics and i will keep you updated! erm.. i would have put more but there's too many already!