I have a hen that's been sitting on everyone else's eggs. Today 3 babies hatched. This is my first time with chicks from my own hens. I put them in a separate box with heat lamp & food & water just like I did when I got my first chicks. My rooster and my hens are HORRIBLE to each other and peck each other open, so I assumed they would do the same to the babies. Is this a safe assumption? Should I raise them separately and then reintroduce them when they're older? Any advice would be great. I'm so excited!!!! There's about 10 more eggs to go. . . I don't have space for that many chicks, but I hope a few more hatch over the next few days. The eggs were laid over about a week long period. How long before I can collect the eggs and dispose of those that didn't hatch? And can anyone tell me how to sex chicks? I now have buff orpington x EE cross, Americauna x EE cross, and possibly barred rock x EE cross. . .