One of my hens has been broody and we were pretty sure none of the eggs were going to hatch. But last night we found two new baby chicks (and one dead one). I wasn't sure how to get the food and water into the nest box where the chicks could reach them, so I decided to separate the chicks into a brooder.
Should I have let them stay with their mother?
Also, how do I teach them to eat and drink? I dipped their beaks in the water, but don't know what to do about the food.