I am going to get a couple more chicks this spring! Including a rooster! Do you have breed suggestions for the roo? I need him to be friendly, and relatively quiet. A couple crows in the morning and throughout the day would be fine. I'm thinking of my family, because I wouldn't mind a roosters that crowed. I am think maybe a salmon faverolle. (sp?) also, I want to get a silkie! I don't know if I'm right for one though...here in IA, its c-o-l-d in the winter and h-o-t in the summer. They would be with other full size chickens. what else is different about silkies? Oh, any hatchery suggestions, near north IA?