I think this is the correct forum for this. Sorry if I'm wrong! My 3 year-old DD absolutely LOVES the chickens, right alongside her mommy. She is very gentle with them and loves to hold them. My problem is right now, all my big chickens are RIR's and she gets so frustrated (sometimes to the point of tears ) when she tries to pick one up. They freak out! They do not have the friendliest dispositions and would rather remain on the roosts or the ground, except for one that only lets me pick her up when she decides it's okay! Would a Silkie be a good pet for my little girl? Like I mentioned before, she is very gentle with the chicks, so I don't think the size of a Silkie would be wrong for her or could you recommend another breed that is friendly? The chicks seem to like her, it's just when they get bigger they don't really care for her to hold them. Maybe it has something to do with her being small and the hens being big, it might just be awkward for them. At any rate, I've got to find this girl a chicken that would have a friendly disposition! I can't take the tears of rejection any longer!!!