We are brand new to chickens have our first 4 currently in our brooder in the living room. We got Buff Orpington to start as they are so friendly. My goal is to have 8 or 10 in my flock total. I was thinking of adding a really good egg layer such as a RIR, Some egg color so an EE or Cuckoo Marans and then a Silkie as they are so pretty. Now I am rethinking things as first I am having a hard time getting chicks in my area. By the time I call to see if any are available they are all sold. Second someone said I cannot keep Silkies with the bigger breeds. Can anyone give me any suggestions on what will go well with my Orps? We are in MA so they also need to e a bit cold hardy.
Karen in MA