Hello, We have over the last year gone from 3 Red star hens, to a odd assortment of standerds, bantams, and Silkys. We even have 3 call ducks and 2 Indian runner ducks. Our silkys have been broody so we put some eggs under them and sure enough 4 chicks hatced out of 5 eggs from both Ebony and Ivory ( two of our silkys) So we have 4 two week old chicks and 4 one week old chicks. They are odd colors One of the silkys is white with one spot on its back. All but two have feathered legs and two have 5 toes. Our Rooster is not a silky but he does have feathering on his legs. I am not sure exactly what he is A friend gave us two of them. Also a little off topic, How many roosters are too many. Not counting however many of the 8 babys are roosters, we have 2 12 wk old Red Sex linked Roosters, and One 12 wk old Barred Rock Rooster, we have a 8 wk old Cherry Egger rooster, Two banty roosters, though one seems to old to do anything He is over 5 and we have never seen him do anything. We also have a 12wk old Silver Spangled Hamburg. A friend gave us the BR, Cherry Egger and S.S. Hamburg because we ordered chicks with her and she didnt want the roosters. Do I need to seperate and how many hens per rooster?? Sorry its so long just keep thinking of more questions.