All of my chickens are Bantams. I started out the year with 1 Easter Egger Rooster, 3 Easter Egger Hens, 1 Silver Sebright Rooster and 1 Silkie hen. I was supposed to have 4 more but those chicks did not survive including my other Silkie. These 6 were hatched out in May and were raised together. I've noticed that while the others tolerated the Silkie they picked on her more and she stays in the nest box rather than roosting with them (can't fly up to do so?). About a month ago I added two 4/mo Silkies to the flock hoping they would keep my other Silkie company. They were much more docile and friendly, would come up and sit on my feet. The others seemed to pick on them at first so I was careful to feed them separetely and make sure they had access to water, etc. The two had been kept in a flock before coming to me. All of my chickens free range during the day but are kept in a very secure, predator proof, chicken coop at night. It would be very difficult for anything larger than a mouse to get inside. The new Silkie chicks did okay for the first month then we found one of the Silkie chicks dead one morning but did not see any obvious injury. We thought maybe a disease had gotten to her. A couple of days ago we found the other Silkie chick dead and she had very obvious injury and blood on the back of her neck. This happened inside the coop when the chickens were put up for the night. I'm fairly certain she was attacked by the other chickens, maybe the dominant Easter Egger Rooster? I have little experience with chickens and even less with Silkies. Now I'm wondering if it is a mistake to keep Silkies in with other breeds of chickens? They seem so different and so much more docile. My one remaining Silkie is always being pushed away from the others and chased around.