Hi I'm new to BYC. I live in Australia and have just recently become a coop owner. I have 1x Sizzle Cochin (Mavis) 2x Frizzle Cochins (Doris & Gladys) (same flock approx & 7 mths old) 1x 10 week old White Silkie (Pearl) and a 4 month old Silver Silkie (Phylis) I love and spoil them and can not believe I haven't free ranged chickens longer. My 3 'curly girls' give us about 12-16 egg per week which is lovely. My 2 little Silkies huddle together in their own area of the coop sectioned off from the attacks from #1 & 2 in the mini frizzle flock. I want them to be accepted but even when I shut the other 3 in to let them have their own free range time, they linger at the door and appear too nervous to venture out even if I sit with them. My Sizzle has gone a little broody and is the least interested in the new Silkies (hasn't chased and pecked at them yet) should I put her in the Silkie coop to break up the hierarchy?