Hi all, Apologies as not been around much since New Year... Anyway, its getting close to that time of year when I need to think about seperating some of the chooks, partly from egg-eating (Grrr, Miriam..!!)), and partly through needing to breed more stock... I've read up on line breeding a little but wondered which route was best, so, for example; We have Silkies (pics over there <------ and elsewhere on my profile I think) - Mum and Dad have three chicks that survived since they hatched in October last year, one male and two females; So should I put brother and sisters together and keep mum and dad in another run, or put mum in with son and seperately have dad with daughters?? Coops (sorry, the son), is starting to move his weight around, which is funny as his dad lets him so far, then steps in to remind him of who his father is... So any thoughts on best arrangements?