- Mar 11, 2010
I've got a beautiful Silkie (Boo) that's virtually always broody (when she's not my chochin takes her turn). I only have 3 hens, the other is a sexlink. Boo has been off and on being broody for over 6 months now and no matter how many times I break her she's determined & she's not yet a year old. I found some chicks locally that are "guaranteed to be hens" and come in tomorrow. I plan to put them under her at night & keep a close eye on her and the chicks as I've read but was wondering what to feed the chicks once they're here since the other hens will still have some access to it. I was also wondering if the chicks will have a hard time getting in and out of the coop since it's raised about 2 feet with a ramp. We're only in it for the eggs, so we don't have any roos & I'm betting they'll end up with 2 mamas since the cochin seems to want to be a mama too. Any extra advise would be very welcome!