I have a 10x20 building and within it I have a room sectioned off with 11 red sex links...will have 24 all together by July. These hens are easy, no rooster, so I just collect their eggs in the a.m., then I let them out of the run for the day, all back in by evening... Yesterday I got 3 silkies...I know NOTHING about them. They were bought at an auction by my neighbour who knew I was interested in getting a couple of Silkies. He got 3. 1 is a Rooster for sure( which, and the other two are smaller and look like hens...one has hardly a comb and the other has a little one....they are both about 1/2 the size of the Roo. I just got them last night and I have a billion questions and not finding them online when I do a search. I have them in their own section of the coop...double the space they are required. I was told not to put them with the red stars as they would most likely kill the silkies. So here is my list of questions...and I would really appreciate any or all of them responded to 1. How do I know the one small one is not a rooster as well? 2. Do they perch at night? I put a perch up about a foot or less off the ground, but I read they don't fly and so do they sleep on the ground? I have two nests in there as well. 3. I am told they are laying eggs already, so obviously mature age, but because of the trauma I am assuming I won't get eggs till they get comfortable...is this true? 4. Because I have no clue about Roos, do I make sure I collect their eggs everyday so they don't get broody? My girls are WANTING chicks, but I don't know how to go about this? Do I leave the eggs and let nature take their course? 5. Can you control the number of eggs they hatch? 6. I have two nests in there and the rooster seems to go in quite a bit? Is this normal? 7. Anywhere online or good reading that would teach me all of this?