A pet store will be getting adult silkies in February and I really want to get one, but I'm afraid it will be pecked on by the others. The advantage of getting it now though is that my chicks are only 3 weeks old now, so by February they will still be small. Do you think the silkie hen will be okay on her own, or should I get two? The problem is that I already have the maximum amount of chickens and I was going to sneak in the silkie since they are small anyway, so I would prefer to only have one so it is less chickens so the city won't cause any problems. My breeds of chickens I have are 2 easter eggers,1 barred rock, 2 buff orpington, and 1 rhode island red if the breeds make any difference on their temperament with smaller chickens.