We have two hens sitting on 5 eggs each, these should hatch in about a week we hope. Once the chicks hatch should we move the hens and chicks to a new coop and run or can they be left with the rest of the flock? Also we have 4 Silkies can these be integrated into our flock of Chanticlairs or should they be kept separate? We got them because everything we read was that they are very good brooders. We were told to but eggs into the nesting boxes to promote brooding but so far they don't seem to be interested in sitting on a nest, in fact we have had them for 2 months and they were 9 months old when we got them and they have only laid 3 eggs to date...is this normal? We are newbies at raising chickens and would appreciate any and all help.