I'm planning on getting a breeding pair of Silkies next year. I've read a lot on here and on other sites. I'm hoping that the hen will be a mama wannabe and hatch some of my large breed eggs for me too. I'm trying to learn as much as I can, so I can be as prepared as possible. Would hate to get the darling and end up killing them because of not knowing. 1. How much room does a broody Silkie with around 6 chicks need (planning for the future)? 2. Can the roo stay in the same coop with the hen and babies? 3. I live in Southern Oklahoma and the temperatures get pretty hot and humid or freezing overnight, is there anything special they will need? All they say is that they can't stand extreme weather, but that is about all we have here. Its either hot & humid or freezing cold. I think we have 1 week in the Spring and one in the Fall that is nice and mild. 4. any special considerations to be made with coop design, like fence spacing or height (read they can't fly so everything has to be low)? 5. any special concerns pertaining to water and food, don't really plan on showing them - but if I get a beauty I just might. Any suggests would be greatly appreciated.