So I need some advice. I have one EE hen who is the sole survivor of the massacre of her flock. I immediately purchased new chicks and am wondering if I can introduce them since she is now broody or if this is a terrible idea. The chicks (10) are 4 weeks old and they have had several meet and greets without incident. But I haven't left them unsupervised for more than an hour or so while I was mowing or gardening. My hen really doesn't come out of the nest box except to eat and very rarely run the yard. Her egg production has stopped (about a week since her last egg) and she doesn't seem bothered by the chicks when she sees them. But I do have 4 silkies in the flock of chicks and I worry about them as they are still so small. But what about the others? Could they upgrade to the coop? Our temps are warm here so I am not worried about them getting chilled as we are in the upper 70"s even over night, and they haven't had their heat lamp on this week as the temp were already where I was trying to heat them to. I am worried about my hen being alone much longer as it has been almost 2 months since her flock died. All advice and opinions are welcome, Thanks! So I messed up the pole, I was trying to add a third answer option. The 3rd answer should be NO! they are way to young and to do so would invite certain carnage. Just put no at the top of your reply if this is your answer. Thanks. Also if you know how to edit the poll pleas PM me so I can fix it.