Hi, new here and pretty new to the chicken world. I've been wanting silkies for some time now and finally got the "okay" from the other half. In addition to silkies, though, I'd love to get a flock of dual purpose (meat and egg) chickens. I've been googling like crazy but can't find anything from recent about which breed is a good dual purpose chicken and how they are with silkies. We live on three acres and the horses are on two of it. That leaves me with about 3/4 of an acre for the chickens. I can't "free range" (we rent and have coyotes/buzzards) but can give them a decent area to roam under supervision and a 10x20 coop. I intended setting this up between where our dogs are when they're outside to deter the wild animals and right outside our side door to keep an eye out. With that, what dual purpose chicken could I safely house with a silkie and what breed(s) would give me a decent amount of eggs along with being good to eat? The importance of egg to meat isn't that important. If we get a good amount of eggs, great. If we can get a bird worth cooking, great. So this "venture" would be more for fun. Any ideas and input would be great.