They never live that long. Tiny, my little blue midget silkie from Allen Stanford died today. She wasn't showing any illnesses. But that's the the problem with midget silkies. Its' that they just don't have a very good chance at making it as long in the chicken world as normal chickens. The same thing can be said about a lot of people who are midgets. They have poor health and usually die at birth if not constantly watched and treated by a trained physician. Tiny will be missed greatly. I'm sure she is watching over her brother that she left behind from her big yard in the sky.