I hope this isn't a stupid question! I feel like I did when I first got chickens! Our now 2 day old peachick is supposed to be silver pied. Is that a random pattern like splash in a chicken? The reason I ask is that one wing appears pure white & the other has a good amount of brown feathers. The colors are asymetrical on the face too. Is this normal? Does it mean anything? Poor little peeper cries like crazy when I'm out of the room. I did put a call duckling that hatched the same day along with a 1 week old silkie chick in the brooder. It hasn't helped much. If they have brooder mates do they usually cry so much? I'm trying to find more peachicks around the same age, but all I've been able to locate fairly locally are eggs - so I bought them. By the time they hatch, Andie will think he/she's a human baby! I've put marbles in the food & water, dipped the beak a few separate times, pecked with my finger at the feed. I use unmedicated gamebird feed & put vitamins in the water. I keep thinking there must be a reason for the crying. Any helpful hints? I'm doing all I can think of. Andie falls asleep in my hands, which is so sweet. Too bad I can't lay her down without waking the little peeper.