I have a Silkie hen and 5 baby chicks. The hen is not broody right now, but very frequently goes broody. I placed the chicks and the hen in a large box with shavings, food and water. The chicks are loving it. They are under the hen. I am trying to figure out if she is all right with the situation though. She hasn't moved off of them. Three of the chicks are in fact hers that I incubated. Has anyone had a similar experience with a non-broody hen raising babies? Thanks!!