So my bantam Cochin is a mama for the first time and the babies are 3-5 days old. The 3 day old one was the one that died. It was shivering when it was outside, and I put it back under it's mom, but when I checked on it 2 hours later, mama had taken them all out to the yard, and the littlest one was dead. UGH. Do I need to lock her up? She clearly has the instinct to take them out to see the world, but we are in New Hampshire and today was very windy and in the 20's. I don't want to lose anymore.
What should I do?? I didn't want to segregate them but I don't want this to happen again.