My seven month old went broody last week and I just stuck a dozen eggs (thanks, redhen!) under her. Right now she is in one of two nests I have in the coop. It is a small coop so I can't really separate her from the 4 others without moving her out of the coop (and I dont' know where that would be...in the house in a brooder, maybe?) My main concern is that it is February and I live in Massachusetts. If all goes well I will have chicks on March 6 and it will still be really cold here. Will the mom keep her babies warm in the coop or should I plan on moving them to a brooder? If I move them, would I bring the mom? I have a heat lamp and could put it in the coop but I am worried about fire. Also, will I need to protect the babies from the other hens if they are all together or will the mom do that? Thanks!