Oh I love the look of Silkies , just the off color the family won't try, yet! !! I will win. They will eat it. Anyhow, silkies are a project for spring 2017. 2016 hold a breeding project and a meat bird "sanctuary " being added to my setup. I do love the look of the cochin and the silkies, so who knows. Who did you get you Cochins from? Do they do spring hatches often?