I have a Silkie, but she does not get along with the rest of the girls. They don't peck her, but she doesn't fit in. I plan to get her half a dozen eggs in April, or maybe March, and let her hatch them. I'll let her keep two or three of the pullets as companions for her new coop. What type of bantam should I do?. I don't desire to do Silkies again, too hard to tell males from females! Takes too long when I won't have the room to house them for long. I want a breed I can handle a lot, and that are very nice and friendly. I don't care too much about looks (Of course there is a limit to HOW far I will go!) and I do NOT care at all about their egg laying habits, I want them just as pets. I have other hens for the eggs. I already have a coop for her to hatch her chicks in. Bantam Breeds I am fond of: Cochin Old English Dutch Japanese I may fall in love with a new breed, so please suggest it! I don't care if it is a true bantam.