My little Silkie hen has been sat on her two eggs for practically 24 hours a day for the last 21 days and this morning I hear peeps and saw a tiny little head pop out from under her wing!!!! Not sure if there is one or two chicks but will keep you posted and pics will follow soon. Isn't life and nature just simply amazing! I would really like to keep these chicks but can I put them in with the flock when they are old enough? If they are hens the rooster is surely going to be jumping on them and well.....he's their daddy.....does that matter in chicken land? Also, do I just leave Big Mama to raise her chicks or will I need to put them in the brooder with the heat lamp? I've put medicated crumbles in there and taken the scratch and laying mash out. Anything else that I need to do??