Wanting to give away 2 week old chicks and wonder what that will do to mama emotionally? I have too many babies coming! Another hen is getting ready to hatch in 7 days and I want to make more room for my next batch of babies. I have 7 hens and 2 are broodies. I am a newbie and have a small coop and can't house all these chickens for the winter. Right now 2 weeks olds are in a portacrib in the garage and sitting hen is in a small starter coop in the yard. All others are free range. I wonder how the removal of these older chicks will be to mama who is a wonderful mother and usually stays with chicks for 7-8 weeks. HELP!