I have 5 chickens- 1 RSL, 1 EE, 1 maran, 1 cochin, and 1 bantam silkie. This was my first flock of chickens and I didn't know that the silkie might be shunned by the other chickens or I would've bought 2 to begin with. But, alas, I didn't. Now Unicorn (the silkie) seems fine. She is friends with the cochin and nobody really picks on her too much. But recently the cochin moved up to sleeping on the roost and Unicorn stayed on the coop floor. Do silkies have trouble flying up to roosts that are 2 ft off the ground? If so, should I build her one closer to the floor? And now to the real question- I am planning my order of chicks for next spring. I am ordering 8 standard size egg layers and I wonder if I should order a couple silkies too. To give Unicorn a couple friends. Or will this just cause more trouble when I plan to integrate the flocks? She is holding her own now and I hate to upset the apple cart- but I need more eggs!