A month ago I was chicken-less. So when I went to TSC and they had EEs, I decided to jump in and get my chicken flock started. I purchased 14 straight run. After becoming attached to them, and realistically figuring I will have a large number of roos, I decided to purchase 14 Golden Comet pullets that TSC just happened to have. The idea behind that was, more pullets to help balance the hen-roo ratio. I bought 14 pullets. So today I headed to TSC for some much needed shavings for my horses--no intention of buying anymore chicks--seriously. I of course had to SEE the chicks, but that's a given for any chicken lover. So this is where I'm coming to my point. In a bin they had ducklings and bantam Silkies (I think), seperated by a cardboard piece, sharing a brooder lamp. Ducklings being ducklings, had water all over their side and it was leaking to the bantams side, right where the light was. The ducklings had the lion's share of the light. The bantams were standing on wet shavings, huddling under what light they could, but not laying down because it was soaked. They looked tired and uncomfortable (they just arrived today). So I bought all of them. All 26. I just couldn't leave them there, any of them there. They are so tiny, and cute and precious. So what am I going to do with them? Any suggestions? They are now enjoying their new brooder immensely. Stretching out, getting good sleep, eating and drinking. They look much more happy and content. They are Silkies right? They have some feathers on their feet.