I have an order in at McMurray for 25 chicks, the rainbow egg layer variety, I am setting up my brooder next week and they will be here the following week. Now here is my crazy idea. I really wanted to get some silkies with my McMurray order but they won't ship until spring, I was sad but I figured I'd have my hands full with the eggers anyway. So this week the place I get my eggs from put up a sign... BABY CHICKS FOR SALE!!!! They have silkies and bantam chicks! I want so bad to go pick up a couple of each to pop in the brooder with the others, am I nuts or would it be ok? The silkie and bantam chicks (I was thinking 3 of each) would be a week or two older than the others, will they pick on the noobs? I can divide them, I have 2 bulbs/feeders/waterers. Is 30+ chicks just nuts for a first time chicken mom? Oh I really want silkies!