Hi, I actually joined this summer, but haven't had a chance to introduce myself. I have a small flock of Silkies. Started with 5, now down to 3. Apparently I have mainly roosters but they are good with each other. They are pets for my Autistic grandson. Funny story, occurred today! My grandbabies were outside playing today, 8 yr old AJ, (my grandson who owns the chickens) and 4 yr old Bella. The neighbors gave them 7 orphaned chicks (i have no idea what kind they are). Well the kids know the chickens belong in the run, so being the good kids they are, they put 7 tiny chicks in with my roosters. The 4 yr old finally told her daddy and her uncle that we had new chickens. They ran out to the coop thinking the worst, to find my biggest and oldest rooster sitting on the babies in the coop. He pecked at anyone that reached in and tried to take babies. Since Daddy Roo decided they were his kids we left them in the coop. They come from free range, and the neighbor nevers puts them in a coop so this should be an upgrade for them. Just wanted to share, I'm still new to chickens so I probably won't be too helpful if you ask a questions, but I love the forums and reading everyone elses experiences.