Help! We have 12 hens and one rooster. 10 of the hens are game hens, feisty, one is a Silkie and the other is a regular big red hen.The games were given to us. AND they're sitting on too many eggs. Two of our hens have gone broody. One of the game hens and the Silkie. True to form, the hens have been laying eggs in the same two boxes, despite having a variety of options. So once the broody's started, the hens continued to lay in the same boxes and the clutch under the two keeps expanding. he Silkie iwho has raised two sets of chicks and is in her second year, is sitting on 7 eggs and the other on 10. We don't want 17 chicks. We can't cope and the coop isn't big enough. The Silkie is docile and used to me feeding her when she's sitting on her eggs.. the other won't take anything by hand but does get down and eat grain from the ground. We hvae them in a coop next to the house, and they are let out to free range during the day. I am afraid that these hens won't have the space to bring up all those chicks, should they hatch and they've been sitting on them for different times.. so it could be a long process if they want to wait for them all to come out... and then how are they gonna take care of the chicks. The one rooster was with the Silkie first off and now he runs with different game hens.. The flock seems separated.. although they all return to the coop at night. I thought of removing the eggs and how do I know which are fertilized and not, which are newer or older.. I've gotten into a mess.. and all I know is that we don't have room in that coop for 14 chickens and a bunch of chicks to boot. Can anyone give me some suggestions. I don't want to upset the chickens or spoil the hens broodiness. My husband wants us to hatch some chicks, so I can't remove them all. Meanwhile, we haven't had any eggs for a week! We cannot build another coop as we have limited resources.The last one was built from discard and we've used it all up. It was built for me and I was allowed no time to plan it...And we can't afford to feed all those chicks and we have chicken hawks.. we live rurally...AND our snotty neighbor on one side is a rich man who complained about our chickens going on his land. We can't build a fence because, once again, we'd have to fence in a lot of land. I am alone here most of the time and I'm 60 and getting tired and I don't want tour chickens to stress from this situation and potential overcrowding. I'm desperate and don't know where to turn... Any ideas really welcome.. PLEASE..