I have two coops one with large size birds and the other with silkies. I have been thinking of getting more chicks. I think that I could raise them in the house for a little bit but then there wouldn't be enough space for them after awhile. I was tossing ideas around and was thinking I might be able to seperate one of my runs, put in a temporary coop and they would be able to be near the chickens they would be with permanently to get used to each other. I would be getting them more near easter so it should be a whole lot warmer. When would it be okay to put them outside without a heat lamp for that type of weather? I also was thinking that I might want to get some silkies added to my pen. If I had silkie chicks would they have to be seperated from the two I have now. I know silkies are a little more calmer and tolerant so that is why I was wondering. I know that if they are smaller it might be harder but if I had more silkies coming in than are already there would be enough to even the playing field so to speak? I am just tossing ideas around right now.