I am from Missouri, I am looking to increase/change my flock for next spring. I am planning on getting rid of my Black and Red sex-links and get another breed. I have 2 White Silkies and really enjoy them, has anyone had trouble with these over the winters and how do they do with egg production? The one silkie hen I have left was too young to lay until about 1 wk ago (no eggs yet), my rooster is the same age. I have had no trouble with the silkies besides housing them with the Sexlink hens, they killed one and injured one this winter. I have since separated them and have had no issues. Should I just get more of these? I want a breed that would do good in the winter (no pecking/canibalism) and do ok in egg production.