I cant believe im saying this but... Tell me about Silkies. Do they fly? I wasnt sure because of the feathers. Im only even asking these crazy questions because my dad likes silkies and Ive heard they are THE BEST mothers. Kinda like a scovie as in I can put whatever eggs I want under her. We are building new pens with GRASS lol so Ill have a small coop for her any everything. And im pretty sure I can feed them cracked corn and the same layer feed I feed my ducks. My main delimma is the flying thing. The only predator problems ive ever had are snakes. the people across the street have chickens and im hoping If i get silkies that they wont travel over there.