Hello I am a complete newbie to this forum business so please excuse any faux pas! A week ago we had 2 chicks hatch from 9 eggs which My silver laced Wyandotte, Dolly, has been faithfully brooding. The eggs were a mixture of some cross breed from a friend and 6 silkie eggs from the internet. Some of the eggs were infertile and I didn't realise and one silkie died after hatch - no idea why, one silkie died fully formed in shell. Anyhooo - we bought 4x 6 day old chicks yesterday, (so the same age as my other 2) and introduced them after dark last night. I slipped them into the nest and checked an hour later and all was quiet. This morning all chicks were under Mamma and she was making encouraging purring noises. A bit later she went into the run for breakfast with her original hatchees (Poppy and Rainbow) following but the newbies stayed in the nest cheeping. As soon as I opened the coop lid she rushed back to sit on them which I took as a very good sign as she wanted to protect them from me. All morning I have been watching closely and whilst she has been out in the run with Poppy and Rainbow, the newbies have made it out of nest to food and water but still in coop. Now she is back on the nest and the newbies are all huddled together outside of the nest box looking as if they are cold, sleeping in the food bowl! I don't know whether to keep lifting them back into the nest or leave them to it? I have an Eglu Classic btw, so nest box is slightly raised and I have taken the roosting bars out so the step is a little steeper but Poppy and Rainbow are managing fine and Rainbow is a silkie and quite diddy! Not sure why new chicks aren't figuring out how to get back into nest... I don't think Mamma is rejecting exactly as she seems to have accepted them and I haven't seen any pecking or anything towards them but the newbies are incubator hatched and don't seem to understand to go to Mamma.... what can I do to help? Am nervous of interferring too much but don't want to let them get cold. Any advice please would be very much appreciated! Thank you in advance.