I'm researching the implications of keeping a mixed flock as @azygous expressed concerns about my plans to have some standard laying hens and a couple of silkies so I decided I needed to find out more ASAP. I understand that it can be an issue with bullying depending on the personalities of the hens (don't know yet as don't have them) both small and big! In my research I just came across this on wikipedia: Quote: so it seems like the Silkies that I'm looking at getting are actually small standards and around 50% larger than what you guys in the States are talking about. I'm I right in presuming that this will massively help with the issues of keeping a mixed flock? Would love to hear what you think. Sorry for so many questions - I'm sure I'll get there eventually! Thanks in advance.