On this past Wednesday our first hens arrived. We have a Barred Rock, Columbian Rock, RIR and white Silkie. I'd like to add a couple more and I'd like to do it ASAP before the flock is really established. There is a poultry auction this weekend but I'm having a hard time deciding what I should try to get. My original intention has been to only get one of every kind/colour for the variety and because our numbers are so limited (we're in town). There are just so many beautiful and interesting chickens! A week ago I would've said that I'd like to add a buff or blue bantam Cochin. Now I'm starting to wonder if I should get another Silkie or even two. I feel like maybe she's lonely and she sleeps on the floor so some company might be nice. But I don't feel good about having duplicates I'm also really taken by silver laced Wyandottes so I've considered that. I would probably prefer a standard one though. Dh isn't a huge fan of the bantams because of the small eggs. I'd like at least one more though because my kids like the smaller chickens. What do you think? Any suggestions? Keep in mind that I'm in town, we have cold winters, I have small kids, our coop is 4x3 with an attached 4x10 run and they will free range as often as possible.