We have a broody Silkie and a broody glw. Both are sitting on 5 eggs; the Silkie is on bantam eggs and the glw is on regular-sized eggs.
We have a way to separate the hens from the rest of the flock to hatch their chicks, and a "nursery" set up for when the babies arrive, but the current setup allows both hens and their chicks access to the same area.
Do we need to completely separate the hens from each other as well? The Silkie is the lowest in the pecking order; will the GLW go after her chicks once they hatch? Or is it okay to keep two mamas and their babies all together?
Any advice is welcome! Thanks!!