I hope I posted this in the right spot. I was wondering what thoughts were on mixing a Silkie with an EE. This would strictly be for my own backyard flock, and probably just a few eggs/chicks. I would be hatching the eggs in an incubator, since I would need to vaccinated them against Marek's disease ( I have it on my property). I really like the looks and personality of EE's, my one hen in particular, plus the looks and personality of the Silkies, and thought that it would be a neat mix. I have never bred chickens before, and right now this is just an idea I am toying with. I don't even have the Silkie roo yet, though I plan on getting some Silkies soon, regardless. I have heard that it is hard to hatch Silkie eggs, and with the EE being a hybrid, not sure how that factors in. Would it be a very successfull breeding with these breeds, with a good chance of fertile eggs? Thanks for any advice!