HI everyone - I have been on this site doing my research for months, but never signed up. I find all the info here so helpful for me and my new Chicken owning journey. In June 2012 I adopted 4 Silikie Chicks - 1 Partridge, Black, White and Grey. Names - Coconut, General Tso, Molly and Nugget. I absolutely love my chickens and they are all spoiled rotten - I am a HUGE pet lover with 3 dogs, 5 cats and 2 hamsters - oh and lots of fish as well. Each of us in my family picked our our own chick. Turns out 3 are Roosters and only 1 is a Hen (Nugget) who happens to be mine. So my daughters white silkie named Molly is now Mr. Molly - lol. My 3 roosters seem to get along fine, for now, and I have not seen any fighting among them. Nugget is currently in my kitchen in a cage due to her getting Coccidiosis after being diagnosed at a vet visit when I noticed her not feeling good. Taking a chicken to the vet was probably one of the strangest things I have even done. She is doing ok, much better since she has been on medicine and is a lot more alert than when I brought her in. She is still not out of the woods because I have to make sure she eats and drinks since I have not seen her eat on her own yet. I will not put her back out until I see she is eating on her own. So that is my story - OH and I am looking to obviously add more hens to my crew - I do not want too many and I know the ratio should be about 10 hens to 1 rooster, but I want to try adding in another 3 for now and see how it goes. If I get eggs that is a bonus, but I love them as pets more than a food source. So if anyone is local to me and wants to sell or get rid of a few hens let me know. I look forward to chatting with other chicken lovers out there!!!