uh.. yea pretty much what the title says. i was wondering because i wanted one and where i live, winters are rather bitter so i've been avoiding bantams. so, is there a standard-sized silkie? or do you think a silkie would do alright along with 4 other hens in sub-zero weather? and finally, i heard that having 1 polish hen with the rest of te flock being non-polish usually winds up with the others attacking and plucking the poor polish. is this true with silkies as well (im planning on getting an EE, a BA, a SLW, and a RIR). i dont actually have the chicks yet (no chickens at all yet.. ) because i have to wait till spring so i can raise the funds for the coop and stuff (my parents say since its my project/obession, i should be using my money, something about responsibility..) but i wanted to get all the details ironed out so i can focus on earning the cash.