We're in a little bit of a pickle. Our flock of 6 silkies consists three adults - one large rooster, and two hens. We recently let some broody hens hatch their eggs and now we have three new 2.5 month old chicks. We're almost certain one of the chicks is a roo based on behaviors we've learned from raising the first one so we're taking action to find it a new home before his father gets aggressive toward it. That is, head up, chest out posture, larger than the others etc. One of the chicks is definitely a hen, again based on behaviors. More docile, head down, small etc. The third chick we're not so sure. In between the other two. We just had to break up a fight between two young ones because blood was being drawn on the 50/50 chick vs the baby roo while they were all free ranging. Questions: Should we have broken up the fight or let them work it out. At this age is there a real danger? Blood is an obvious red flag, this is a new problem for us. Should we isolate the 2.5 month old roo from this point on? Until we find it a home that is. Does the fight mean the smaller of the two is definitely also a roo, or should we still wait it out. Health and safety is our first priority, the real challenge is that Siklies are so hard to sex until the lay an egg.