I'm looking to get our first chicks and locally I've found a friend that has several silkies and I have also found a local person that has bantam Cochin chicks that are 1-5 weeks and they have white and partridge silkies and then my friend has gray, black, marble gray/black And buff silkies. Which do you think would be good for us?!?! We live in more of a neighborhood setting and the coup we are getting is pretty small. We have 3 kids ages 5-7 so I was wanting at least 3 maybe 4 if you think we'd have enough room. (I want my own too!!) would one silkie do okay with 3 Cochins? We also have a 1 year old German Shepherd that's going to be lots of work getting him used to chickens and keeping him from hurting them!