This is our first year raising chickens and we are SO excited. Currently we have 8 brown egg layers (born 2-22-12) that we bought straight run. We are not allowed to keep a rooster so with that being said we have NO clue how many chickens we are going to end up with. We would love to add silkies to our mix but I am hearing mixed reviews about them. I have heard that you have to keep them separate from the other chickens in separate coops. I am also hearing they are wonderful. Being an amateur I am wondering if we would be able to add them to our flock. I would be getting two. Any advice would be appreciated thanks!