Hello, My name is Stephanie and I'm new to the forum. I just got two silkie chicks a couple of weeks ago and now I have been bitten by the bug! I figure as long as i have to turn part of my garden shed into a chicken house, I might as well get more chickens, right? So, i've placed an order for new chicks due to be delivered the week of June 27th. I'm so excited! I was raised and currently live on a farm in Northern IL. My parents have chickens, so I'm not totally a novice, but have never owned them myself. I raise, boar goats, and english shepherd dogs. I also, have two paint horses and 6 rabbits. My parents live next door, on the same farm, and my parents have many animals too. So you could say I also have sheep, call ducks, a couple of geese and guinea hens, some steers, all together 9 horses, 2 mini mules, cats, a couple of pigs....I guess that's about it. I do have a question about roosters. My parents had a rooster that was very mean. Attacked every time someone enterd the chicken house. WOuld actually draw blood at times. I don't know what breed it was. The rooster my mom has now is an Americana and is very sweet. I think one of my silkie chicks is a rooster, and the the new chicks I ordered I requested hens. I wouldn't mind haveing a rooster, I think they are so handsome and I like to hear them crow. Would another and/or what breed of rooster get along with a silkie rooster? I ordered different breeds of hens. I would like to have a rooster to match one of the hens. I was thinking of a buff orpington, welsummer, standard cochin, or black austrolope. Are these breeds non aggressive? thanks for any and all suggestions.