As most here at BYC, I have become addicted to my chickens. I am thinking about adding a few girls to my existing flock. Currently I have 6 RIR hens that are 5 months old. I'm considereing one of the following: Silkies, Polish, or Cochins. Please give me the pros and cons adding each to my flock. I'm looking for a sweet bird - amount of eggs don't matter. Can I keep these breeds with my RIRs? Are feather-footed breeds hard to keep clean? Can silkies be out in the rain/snow? Can Cochins withstand TN heat with all that fluff?