I'm a chicken newbie. I have a hen that hatched 3 chicks on Saturday. I've had her in the coop with them since then. I'm wondering when I can let her take them outside. All of the threads I've read refer to chicks without a hen.
It's pretty hot outside (for here anyway) today - 90 degrees right now. So keeping them warm would not be an issue. I would round them up back into the coop (if I need to - they may go back on their own) for the night.
With the way my pop hole is situated, it would be possible for her go to out without the chicks (I have a board I can use for a temporary ramp. If I move the board, the chicks would not be able to get out.
When should I open the pop hole and let her take them outside? Momma is a free-range chicken, and I feel horrible that she hasn't gone out :(