I just got 3 silkie chicks and they are now 4 months old. I think one is a rooster so I am giving it back to the breeder. I am interested in getting one or two partridge silkie chicks from someone but in the end I can only keep one. I've heard that when raising them, I would have to have at least two of the same age group so they don't get lonely. Would I have to get two to raise and then give one away or could I just get one? I can't have a rooster anyway so if I got two and one was a rooster I would have to give it away anyway. Also, could I put a silkie of a different age but same size in with my older silkies or do they have to be the same age? Do I have to wait and get a grown hen the same age as mine for them to get along? I'm a first time silkie owner if you couldn't tell already so I need help!