yeah, this is probably the WRONG site to come to if I'm interested in recovery. At least my family is sharing my addiction. First it was our first flock of 33 chicks that I obsessed about, and my husband gave me as a Mother's Day present. He built them a lovely rustic shed and yard and they have been a great source of family entertainment. I obsessed about eggs, checking the coop every 1/2 hour for 2 weeks. Finally we got our first and second eggs and that only fuelled my obsession to check the boxes. At my urging, my DH just brought home a Barred Rock hen and a pair of Silkies from the auction barn. Realizing that it probably isn't a good idea to put the Silkies in with our flock (at least until we get rid of our 3 roguish Polish roosters), DH is now making up plans to build a separate coop and yard for bantam chickens. LOL He's already made up plans for a Turkey coop, and a meat bird coop. Before we're done here, I'm sure we'll end up with a Poultry village in our backyard. Should we keep the Silkies separated? I do have 2 tiny Polish hens (they are standard, but still about 1/2 the size of the larger chickens). Would that help?