I went to a chicken show this past weekend looking for two polish hens. I was disappointed that I found no polish chickens for sale, but I did come home with two white silkie chicks with black spots. I remember reading about these exotic chickens 40 plus years ago and for years I have always wanted to have a few, so why not? I grew up on a farm in the Midwest and we always had chickens for eggs and meat never pets. The chicks are about a month old and seem to be very different from the chickens we had on our farm. I have only had the chicks for two days and I already see that they are very curious and friendly and very vocal. I am keeping them in the house for now in a heated room. This evening I was observing the chicks eating when suddenly the chicks started sparing with each other. It only lasted a moment, and then they went back to eating. What is the "sparing" behavior with silkies I observed?