Hi All, I am a brand new chicken mamma. My mother's day gift (to myself) a very small flock. I have a Silkie her name is Lafaunda, a Cochin banty his name is Kip, and a Gold comet and Penny is her name. My Silkie has just decided to go broody. I keep taking her off the nest and putting her in the yard and by the time I get to the house she is back on the nest. I've seen some great advice I am gonna try out. I just lost Cindy a beautiful Ameracauna, she had a respiratory problem and after trying a number of things she died.