I have a small flock of Silkie chickens, they were my first chickens ever. I have had them for about 2 yrs. now. I just bought 10 RIR chicks that are about 1 week old. I have read some other posts about putting bantam chickens in with standard, seems more people think they can be together than not. My question is will the standard roosters try to mate with the Silkie hens? If they do, will the Silkies have problems laying the eggs. Also, the RIR chicks are quite different than Silkies! They are more energetic, running and jumping up in the air. I have not noticed that with my Silkie chicks. They seems very healthy, alert, and are eating and drinking great.