im having a hard time getting my RIR to get along with my Silkies. i have 6 RIR and 3 silkies. they are all about the same age. ( about 3-4 wks old) I have read the pros and cons of mixing large with small breeds of chickens. I was hoping that i would not have a problem. but i have 1 RIR that is high on the order and does not let the silkies anywhere near the food or water. I have sectioned off the silkies for a few days, but i dont want them to get beat up, but i dont find it fair to "punish" them for the darn RIR. I have 2 RIR in a large dog crate right now the ones that are picking on the silkies. the other 4 RIR do not bother the silkies and let them do whatever. once i put the crate in the coop, the 4 RIR are now laying around the crate, and the silkies are balled up in a corner of the coop. I am at the point where Im about to get rid of the two RIR that are causing the issues and pray that everyone else gets along.