I went to the feed store yesterday, and yes they had chicks. Ugly little buggers. Can't be more than a month or two old. So I asked and the guy said they are Americana? and have blue eggs? but he's not sure. THe lady that knows about the birds had the day off. I was wondering...are regular chickens as quiet as my silkies? Every once in a while, around 0630 or 0730 my girls start squacking at each other. It's like a contest. Sometimes it's a duet! But since these are "regular sized" chickens, are they louder? do the make much noise? My neighbors put up with the occasional squacking from time to time but if it's a constant thing they may get a little bent. Anyway, I was thinking of getting a new addition. You think the little one would get beat up too much?