I too just got some silkies that were 5 weeks when bought. 7 weeks now. They were born and raised outside. I put them in a "brooder". I make my presence known every day. I also pick them up every day, a few times a day.I place my hand under their belly, place them on my lap and pet them and talk to them. Within a week they are becoming more friendly. 1 actually comes to me and the others are following suit. It takes time and patience. Keep at it they will come around. Good luck!!I’m three days in to owning two adorable 4 week old silkie chicks. I’ve been trying to get them to eat from my hand and build trust so that I can eventually hold them. So far only one of my chicks will peck for a second or two… otherwise they scatter the minute I try to pet them or get too close. I ordered some mealworms to see if I can entice them but if anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it!