I have had 3 Japanese Silkies hens for a few months now, all doing great. One got broody, but just got over it. One is about a year old and she is the Queen Silkie. The other 2 kind of follow her lead, but now they are no longer "teenagers" and are actually bigger than her now. But she is still the boss, so to speak. Someone asked me last week if I wanted their Silkies and I said "sure". Today I looked in my backyard and it was full of chickens. He didn't even knock on my door, he just put them back there. Which is OK, except he gave me 7 more and there is at least 1 rooster. They were getting acquainted, and mama's queen Silkie was not too happy, but I think the chickens he gave me were possibly brothers and sisters of my original 3 and came from the same farm. Not sure if that matters. OK, the question. I just went and cooped them all together. The new 7 were just in a big Japanese Silkie ball by the fence outside of the coop, like they apparantly like to sleep, with the big rooster covering all of them. I picked each one up one-by-one and then placed them in the coop with the original 3. They were very gentle, and I had already prepared places for them in the coop, eventhough I have noticed they always like to sleep in a ball on top of each other anyway. My coop is actually an outdoor storage shed witha cement floor and ventilation with shavings and boxes on the floor. Very cozy and nice (I think, tell me if I shouldn't do it this way.) They all go in there when he sun goes down and I shut them in until morning. WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS ROOSTER? Is he going to peck me (lol!)? Did I introduce them correctly? Apparantly they were given to me because this guy's "country chickens" were really beating up the Silkies. Please offer advice? And what about the egg-fertilizing business? Do Silkie roosters crow like crazy? Thanks, probably asked too many questions!