I ordered 10 chicks for mid May delivery from MPC. I am wondering if I should add a couple more or not. I want to have approx enough eggs for a family of 4. A friend of mine has 8 standard size chickens and they work out well for her family. But I ordered a mix with bantams, including one breed that seems more decorative then egg producing. I am also concerned with chicks dying. I read on here on average up to 1/4 could die. And lastly I have read that it can be very difficult to sex a silkie. Roosters would have to go. We have coming: 3 Orpingtons (my choice) 3 White Crested Polish Bantams (my son said we had to) 4 Blue Silkies (because you have to have some Silkies) I was thinking of adding 3 standard size easter egg chicks to the order. I still have time. Or I can see what happens this year and then get more next year. Our coop to be is 12x6 so I have more then enough room. Will the easter eggers get along with the other breeds we already have coming? Thank you!