I just got a new silkie today. She is four months old, and appears to be healthy. (a tad bit skinny, but not bad). I got her home and took her out of the box used for transport and when I set her down, she acted like she couldn't stand and frantically scooted backwards until she ran into something. I picked her up and put her in the dog crate we are using as temporary housing and she did the same thing...right into a corner. She has sat there and not moved for hours now. She is in with a 6 month old easter egger pullet that was injured and is now on the mend. The EE is a very docile chicken and thus far has not paid much attention to the new silkie. I was told that this silkie has basically never left the brooder she was raised in. Has never been outside and never been away from her hatch mates. Is she just scared? Will she over come this? I have always bought chicken in pairs or threes for this reason. I felt they needed a friend. But this one was the only one being sold and I wanted a friend for my little EE. What can I do for this poor scared girl? I worried about her not eating or drinking. Any suggestions?