*Pics on page 2* So we've been trying for years to get our laying hens to give us some chicks with absolutely no luck. But wouldn't you know it, this morning my mom went out to collect eggs and there was a little black chick Since we were not expecting any chicks, ever, we are under prepared and I have a few questions. We had to remove the chick from our coop because the other hens were picking on it. We do not have a heating lamp so we grabbed momma in from outside and she is keeping her baby warm along with 6 other eggs. So now that you know the story here are my questions: - Can the chick eat ground layer pellets? I know it's not ideal, but will it suffice? - Does Momma need anything special? She's got food and water but she's likely a bit nervous, anything I can do to make being in a new environment less stressful? - How can I check the other eggs to see if they're fertilized? I also bought another chick at the state fair 2 days before this little surprise graced our coop. I think she's 3 weeks but not sure. I was hoping I could maybe integrate her into this new 'family unit' so that when she's old enough to be introduced to the rest of my flock she wont be the only new one, thus not the only one getting picked on or singled out. Do you think this is a good idea? If so, when should I introduce the chick from the fair? Thanks for reading and please excuse my inexperience!