I have a mixed flock. In this flock I have 3 silkies. They have been outside now for a few weeks, and are about 10wks old. We allow them to free range in our yard. Our backyard is fenced in and sometimes we open the gate and let them range into the front and side yards (we have 2.5acres and we are surrounded by woods). They are really enjoying all the cicadas, let me tell you! My question is, it seems that the silkies dont roam as much as the other chickens. So it is not uncommon for my silkies to be still in the backyard (or close to it) and the rest of my flock to be in the front yard. Do I need to be worried about them? Will they get to the point they are more comfortable roaming further from the coop (it is in the backyard)? do I need to trim the feathers around thier eyes? Only one has the face feathers all the way in, and it does seem to make it harder for her....at least it seems that way when I try to give her treats. Will it affect her ability to forage? The chickens do have food and water always avalible in the coop, so no one will go hungry. Also (This is just kinda funny), one of my silkies doesnt realize she is a silkie! She is my black one, and also my runt (she is TINY). She has NO issue w/ roaming, forages like a champ, and you always find her on the highest roost in the coop!!! I was always worried about her b/c she was/is so small.....but she likes to run w/the big girls!