I will breed silkies soon and want to know what yous silkie breeders do when yours turn broody? I was thinking since I always have a few chicks around here, I could slip a chick under a broody as soon as she decides to brood. Would that work? About how many eggs do you get before they go broody? Ohh one more question. When do you start getting rid of hens and roosters out of your breeding pens? After maybe 1 year? When do silkies stop laying? Should I get rid of all the hens after one generation and then just breed the father X's daughters?