My husband and I are still debating what kind of chickens we want. We only want a few as we are in suburban land and don't have a huge amount of space and we also are pretty sure we want bantams. Which has led us to silkies. We've heard they're good around kids (we have a few youngish ones). We are curious about the whole cleanliness issue (or what we perceive might be) with the feathered legs. Is it a non issue? Is it matted and icky all the time? Just wondering about this aspect of having silkies. Any other suggestions? We'd welcome them!