Need some advice ASAP!
- Monkey Lookout
Hi, here are some suggestions,
Don't move the broodies until they have hatched their chicks - if you try and move them before, they may well stop brooding.
Once hatched, you will need 2 small protected (from other flock members) area for each mum and chick (don't put them together in one space because one hen may kill the other hen's chick). Let the chicks stay with their mums - they know exactly what the chicks need in terms of warmth, food, water etc).
Not sure about the silkies being in the coop with other birds - the question seems to suggest that they are not together with them now?
Its just my humble opinion, but i would not contemplate having two hens sitting at the same time - especially when they are only sitting on 1 egg each! Having to create mini-coops, having the space etc is all a bit too much. Moving your flock into a new coop will be stressful enough for them without the additional issue of having 2 chicks and 2 crazy mums.