first of all, we have been raising chickens for about a year and everytme we have a question we google it and backyard chickens is always the website we end up at for answers. you're a wealth of info. NOW, we only started hatching babies about a month ago. some are in the incubator and later the brooder, but we had 3 hens go broody (2 game and 1 bard rock (SP>?). we put several different eggs under the broody hens, but the bantam silkies chicks havn't fared so well. we've lost 3 so far (2 just this morning right after they hatched because one hen apparently got out of the box for food and got back in the wrong box....a fight followed and 2 babies were squashed we just put a large box inside the coop for the hens and chicks to be seperated. it's worked until now. my question is this, the cochin babies are a little different....they don't stand up like the game, dominique, etc. i assume they will in a few days, but they don't now. is this normal? is there a special way to care for this breed? the hen didn't go broody, but would she care for the babies? i took one out last night and brought it inside the house in it's own brooder and it is doing much better, thought i didn't expect it to live thru the night...the hen that hatched it kicked it behind her. i'm not sure if she tried to kill it or if she was just scratching.