HI, I have always loved chickens and have wanted one for some time. I think that I would love to get a silkie chicken, from what I have read they need to be in pairs or groups. Right now there is no male chickens for adoption/sale, only hens. If I was to get a hen, then the little thing would be by itself for a few weeks, is that okay? they would definitely be house chickens. Right now I have 4 guinea pigs who have their own room downstairs. So the chickens would also be confined to a room. I would try my best to litter train the (I have heard it is possible) if not I would just house them on news paper and straw. Each day I would set up a large pen on the grass and let them forage for a couple of hours. I would also spend a lot of time with them, because I am very fond of all animals and find myself sitting downstairs for hours watching the guinea pigs run around. Do you think they would be alright in this set up? Do you have any suggestions, I want to be the best chicken mum ever! BTW if you were wondering why I wouldn't keep them outside, its just because next door there is two dogs and I just don't want to risk it.