I have two silkie hens who have gone broody for the first time. They are currently sitting on wooden eggs. They are both in the same nest box even though there are other nest boxes in the pen. Should I separate them or just let them stay in the same box together?
One of the two has been broody for over two weeks now and the other one has been broody for just a couple of days. I can't tell them apart because they are both blue. I'm thinking of maybe trying to slip three or four baby chicks under one or both and am wondering whats the oldest a chick could be to put under them and hopefully them accept them? Does it have to be a day old chick or could it be a few days old or a week old???