I inherited two bantams from my daughter when she moved out of my house and I moved back. Maude died when a dog dug through the fence and got her. I then bought three more and introduced them to the older hen. Three are under a year old. I have Dottie (the oldest one, from my daughter - a Cochin), Emma (a silkie), Ruby (black with red feathers around her neck), and the smallest, a little red hen I call Josie. Josie's at the bottom of the pecking order, Dottie of course is at the top. I'm new to backyard chickens. I really love my girls.