My wife and I are now retired and new to raising chickens. We've picked up the coop/house and ordered the first batch of 6 female chicks for delivery in mid-May; 2 Easter eggers, a Dominique, a Buff Orpington, a black Australorp, and a Delaware. We would like to add 2 or 3 Silkie females (we can't have a rooster where we live) sometime soon, but understand that Silkies can't accurately be sexed until around six months old. Should we try and get a Silkie hen (or two?) to have when the new chicks arrive in hopes that she will mother the new babies or wait until the new chicks are a few months old and try to buy and integrate the Silkies then? We could just postpone Silkies until next year, but I would have to deal with disappointed grandkids (not to mention a disappointed grandma).