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Moving just hatched baby chicks?

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I have 3 broody hens, one of each hatched an egg, so 3 new chicks. There are all in a coop with a run with 5 other hens and a rooster. Should I relocate all 3 broody hens and babies together? We have a seperate pin we used when we first got our first round of chicks when we first started last year. It's enclosed and protected from predators, but no actual coop with. We made a housing for them though. Is okay to put that outside as well? We have great weather right now, so no cold temps at night.
Thanks for any advice!!
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i think it's best to wait until all the chicks have hatched

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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Ok, I have 2 that have hatched and one about to. We moved a 1 day old chick with mother to a separate outdoor run with an enclosed box to get into.
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