Hello All, I've had chickens now for over 2 years. Finally I had a hen hatch eggs (well, the 2nd time). My question, I think is simple, but maybe not. I've read a a lot of thread's on broody hens and letting her hatch the chicks. My question is how long do I let the hen stay w/ her chicks? Should I leave them with her? This is only the 2nd hatch I've had and the 1st one, the chicks didn't live long. It was in the cooler months however. As a side note, I'm so proud of this girl. She had broken a leg back in Feb. I kept her in the house for two months until she began trying to walk again. She's been back with the flock for some time now, with only a slight limp. Seems like it really turns on our rooster too, LOL. We questioned putting her down when it had happenned. Thank goodness we didn't! This morning I counted 5 chicks with a few more eggs to go. Do I wait to see how she does or just put them under a heat lamp, isolated. Thanks in advance for any input.