Me and my fiancee are moving to our property in Elko, NV in a month or two. We plan to have chickens on this property, I'm hoping by next spring or fall at the latest. We have nearly two acres so we should have plenty of room. My question is should we get silkies? She's dead set on them but I'm not so sure. Ideally i would taste every bird I could to find which I liked most, but that would be time consuming. I understand home raised are supposed to taste better, I only ever had store chicken. I noticed they weigh less than five pounds, but we're okay with that since we would only eat one bird a week, if i averaged it out. I also noticed the lay something like 3-5 eggs a week, which is okay for us too. There's just the two of us and our son. We'll be having a garden and I hear chickens help keep gardens pest free? Is there any reason we shouldn't get silkies? And please don't say something like "Because they're pets and just SOOO cute!"