I was thinking of at some point letting my silkie hatch some eggs. She is still a little young yet. Anyway, she is in with my roo. When I let her do you think my silkie roo will harm the chicks. I know that some can and some will but with her hatching them herself and taking care of them and him being a silkie do you think it will be a problem? Then, I have heard about making a little area for chicks to be able to get into that the older birds can't so that the chicks get food and the correct type but will they use it? I assume I will have to take them to it and show them but will they willing do it on their own? How are you to keep the chicks from getting the oyster shell but for the mama to get it? Or do you just not give any until she is starting to lay again? Any info would be appreciated. Do you seperate them out when they are growing up from the the roo or let them handle it?