I have 2 silkies and a silkie X. Both the silkies have gone really Broody this week. They are only 6 months old and started laying just a month ago. I wouldn't mind giving them a few fertile eggs each to hatch, or some day olds but not sure if I should leave them together with the silkie X , or separate the silkie X but leave the two Broody's together. Or should everyone be separated? I'm worried if I leave the Broodys together, they might fight over the eggs or chicks?? And when the chicks hatch, will they only go to their own 'mother', or any hen? If I separate, will I have to integrate the hens into the coop again or just the new babies? And how long will the mother's stay with the babies. Might they leave before the babies are able to regulate their own temp at night, in which case, id have to provide heat? So many questions. But I don't want my hens or the chicks to be harmed.