So, once I get out of college and get my own place, I want to raise chickens (for eggs and maybe meat, but I'd get layers). I was thinking of getting a small flock of a few Rhode Island Reds/Whites and some Silkies. (Can't even lie, it's because Silkies remind me of Chocobos, and I think it could be a selling point for potential future eggs. Plus they're pretty.)
However, my experience with trying to get different breeds of the same animal is limited to horses (pretty sociable) and fish (some are very aggressive and fast, so they'd be bad with slower fish). Is this the case with chickens? Are RIRs and Silkies compatible? Would a flock of maybe up to five of each be good for a beginner?
I didn't find anything saying that either were aggressive, but ranchus are pretty passive unless you tank them with orandas (breeds of goldfish), and I only learned that through experience, so I just wanted to check and make absolutely sure. Thanks in advance!