I recently got 2 new silkie hens. They are about 1 1/2 years old and laying. One is broody so she never comes off the nest except when I get her off to eat. The other hen is out and about the coop and doing well with most of my current flock except the roos. I have 4 silkie roos. The boys get along fine for the most part with each other and were raised together. They are horrible to this new hen!!! I am worried about her and am wondering what to do. I believe they have it out for her because her and her sister are the only hens I have of laying age. The others are 3 1/2 months, 4 1/2 months and 12 week old pullets. No one else has started laying as of yet. I now have a total of 26 hens. I am thinking about separating her and her sister the broody from the roos because I also am worried when the chicks hatch,how will the broody be able to deal with all of them??? I can and was thinking about building another area in the barn for a separate coop area. Would it be best to keep these new girls in with all of the other girls since they are getting along ok and the introduction of the new chicks when they come will be easier that way or have like two flocks with 2 roos each? The roos get along ok together so I am leaning towards keeping the roos separate from all the girls until all the pullets come of age and they won't be after the new girls constantly??? These roos are younger roos and pretty determined. They are about 20 weeks old. I would appreciate any advice on what might work best to have everyone happy and have the reintroductions go better. I just think separating only the new girls is not the right way to do this. Thanks, I am new to the chicken world but learn something new everyday!!!