I am starting my first little flock of chickens soon and I have been researching what kinds I want. Here is what I have decided so far, let me know what y'all think! : (in Mississippi with cold not terrible winters and hot hot summers) 2 barred rocks 2 Americaunas 1 white leghorn 1 Rhode Island Red And that was going to be it until I fell in love with the fluffy little white bantam silkies! I have a little girl and thought it could be "her" chicken, so Would it be okay to add one of these to that little group as well? Does it need another bantam silkie friend or is it okay being the only one? I've also been reading about how broody they are. I mainly want to keep chickens for eggs and I'm not planning on getting a rooster. I might experiment with some hatching eggs in the future some day but I don't want to have problems with my other birds if this one is too broody. Thoughts and opinions or suggestions??