I have always, ever since i saw them, been in love with the Silkie breed and the first breed that came to mind when my mom helped me convince my dad to build be a couple breeding pens was the Silkies. Well, i started looking around to see if i could get some nice quality birds in this area without having to raise them from bities. Well, the man that whose number i was given was too far away from me, but thats irrelevant. Anyways, he started talking to me about chickens and all, and he mentioned the difficulty there was in raising Silkie chicks. Puzzled, i asked him what he meant and he said that Silkie chick's immune systems were very poor, requiring constant care and tending. He said that if you didn't keep them on antibiotics, that they would die. He said that if i could get one or two to 6 weeks old without them dying out of a whole clutch, that i would be counted as lucky. This saddens me, because although i love the breed, it would seem that such hourly care would not be worth it in the end. I have never met this man, so i don't know whether he's being truthful or exxagerating. And since i've never heard this about silkies before, i wondered if the people here could help me out. Is this right???