Well, we have plenty chickens, but I've just always wanted a Silkie! So I have a few concerns/questions about them! 1) Are they temperamental? How's their attitude? Can I hold them? 2) How big --or how many lbs-- to they weigh/get when adult size? 3) Are they egg layers? 4) Are they impossible to keep white? We have a couple of white chickens, and they are always dirty. 5) Our chickens are halses...they like to bully any newcomers ( including our hatched "babies" that just started crowing a week ago ) So, will the Silkie hold it's own, or will we need to keep it in the house or separate it until it's as big as they are ( full grown)? Any little extras or pictures you guys want to throw in would be most appreciated! One more thing, I saw a thread on here about a chicken born w/o eyes, and it touched my heart ( and broke it that so many people said to kill it), so is it a bad thing to look for misfits? I was thinking about getting a chick from the fair coming up, and I doubt they'd have something abnormal like that, but if I found a chick w/o a wing or something, should I go ahead and get it?