Any suggestions??? I have 9 hens 17+ months old in my existing flock. 2 Australorps, 2 Red Sex Links, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 3 (white) Silkies. I am soon going to add 4 (blue) 12+ week old Silkies however, 2 are Roos :'( they have crowed for a couple wks now. One of the other two stands up to one roo but not the other & the last one is very meek and timid. I was hoping for at least 2 pullets but I'm not positive on the one, do you think she is just standing her ground even tho she chest bumps a same age roo OR maybe a rooster that isn't crowing? I can not keep any roosters so I'm really just using them to merge the 4 littles into my existing flock. If 3 are roos will it be too stressful to just have one newcomer staying with my flock when I get rid of them one by one? Has anyone else had this problem? If two are pullets, I'll feel a little better (maybe). How do I know for sure about the 3rd? Should I just keep the timid pullet in a pen in my garage as a pet OR is that cruel to not be with other chickens even tho they will pick on her? I never thought of this scenario!