Hello We got our chickens (5 silkies) and they are 4, almost 5 weeks old now. We are going to be getting them set up in a coop here soon but I have some questions. First I am planning to get more chickens-better layers...bigger birds, etc. I am getting mixed reviews on keeping the silkies with layers..thoughts? What if we introduce baby chicks to adult silkies or should I just keep them separate? Also, we don't have tons of space. I could put the silkies in a smaller coop as I hear they don't need as much space and they will be held a lot by my children. I could create a larger coop for the layers....and not waste the space the silkies might take up-if that makes sense. I am so overwhelmed. I see all these awesome pictures and can't decide-a tractor, a big coop for everyone, 2 coops-then what...a small ark for the silkies or this or that. LOL I have different options on where to put them too-court yard, front yard, lower yard, side, yard, etc. Thanks for your thoughts and advice as I know there are different things to keep in mind like roosting for silkies vs. the larger hens...etc. Do I want a run that the adults can walk in or just a small run for the chicks to run in...how many roosting boxes for silkies vs. the other hens.... Any info. is greatly appreciated!