Hi all. Next spring I intend on ordering several breeds of hatching eggs and incubating them. I intend to slip them under a broody hen at night after they hatch (I have silkies). But... how many chicks is too many for a hen? I have a separate small coop just for that. I *could* put more than one broody in there... but... would that work? I worry about one hen pecking at the other hen's 'allocated' chicks, etc. But I will likely (oh, who's kidding, I WILL) have more chicks hatching than a single hen can keep warm. So can several (likely all silkies, unless my big orpington goes broody at the same time like this year) broodies be put in their own coop, to raise chicks together? Will they be nice to each other's chicks?