This morning, our silkie hen lost a single chick that she hatched out on Sunday (it was most likely killed by another silkie in the flock). We are all saddened by this and now know that it is paramount to separate a broody and her clutch from the other hens. We are wondering how to best proceed from this point. The mother has been looking for her baby for the past couple of hours and seems distraught... should we buy a chick or two from the feed store to give her? We are worried that if we don't, she may go broody again quickly, and are not sure she could survive another three weeks sitting on eggs (she is a VERY determined broody). She got so sickly hatching this last chick and is just now starting to recover... Is it common for a hen to go broody again quickly if she loses her babies? If so, what do you guys think about giving her a couple of chicks?