In the Brooder
- Apr 29, 2018
I knew that two of my young Silky hens had gone broody, but a project I was engrossed in kept me from acting on that knowledge. Time has flown, and I came home last night to the news that one chick has hatched from each mother. I bought 8 Silkys last spring, and now have at least 4 roosters in the coop with the hens, and new 2 day old chicks. What should I do? I'm fearful for the safety of the babies, still have more eggs under the moms. Should I take the babies away from the moms to put them under heat lights? Maybe set the 2 moms up with their eggs and babies in another enclosure. Don't know what is best to do. Help, please.