My son talked me into letting him get some silkie chicks. they are only 3 weeks so not ready to go anywhere yet. my question is can they be loose to free range with my other chickens or should i build them a small coop and run and keep them away from the other chickens. i live in the country i have cats that have not messed with the regular size birds but they do hunt mice ect. we also have a small creek on the property. how big would a coop for 10 silkies need to be and how big should the run be. I solved the problem I asked my son what he wanted he said he wanted them safe in a coop with a nice big run so coop and run it is. any suggestions on a coop are welcome.I am posting in coops and maintanance.