Hello! I am very new to BYC and we've had our chickens for about 6 months now. We got 8 day old chicks back in July, they are 4 Buff Orps 4 Barred Rocks-all hens. Some just started laying about 1 1/2 weeks ago. We just added a BR Rooster to the flock on Jan 1st, because we'd like to get into hatching some too. I have thoroughly enjoyed this chicken raising way more than I thought!! The only problem is that I'd like to add more to my flock, but not sure what would be okay in the same living space, if any. We have a house for them up off the ground and a run attached and is plenty of space for all 9 of them, probably space for another 4-5 comfortably. They also are allowed to free range about 5 days a week. That being said, I'd really like to get some grown bantams-of any breed-but I like the silkies, or add some more hens such as Wyandottes or something else that would get along with this flock. Aside from keeping them separate to start with and get used to each other-can I safely have some others added that wouldn't get tore up by the others?? My dh worries if I were to get bantams that they'd not survive in the same area?? Also, I know they say only one rooster for 8 hens is plenty-but are there any other kinds of roosters that'd get along or should I make my additions just hens(which is fine by me). Any advice would be helpful and sorry for the long post!! Thanks!