well, i cant have any roosters where I live and today my silkie crowed!! or tried too. loud enough to wake me up!! so that means I must ship him back to the breeder.... I talled to the breeder and he will send me another to replace him, because I bought a "Hen guarentee"so looks like monday he will ship my new bird. im very sad because I was attached to him. he is a silkie. hes a excellent mother to my chicks! as they sleep with him and follow him around. Im very sad and feel very stressed about this. he would fall asleep in my lap when I petted him!! if i even pick him up for pets the chicks go crazy!! i hope the chicks will be ok... what do you think?? very sad and disapointed.... I just hope this new bird wont crow too!!!Thanks for listening!!