I have been given a white Silkie by a friend who is moving house. This is the first Silkie I have had, she soooo cute and my other hens have accepted her straight away! My first question is, since they have blue/black skin is there any way to tell when they are ready to lay? My second is, do they roost? She insists on making a nest on the floor and has even convinced a fat Brahma to sit with her and keep her warm! My third question is, I have heard Silkies have some sort of mind control ability, could this be why I am suddenly dreaming of buying Silkie eggs on Ebay?