Fingers crossed!!! Today is (hopefully) the day I get chicks for my broody! So, I have a few questions. I have heard I should wait until the evening to put the chicks in with the broody hen. Is this necessary? Can I do it mid to late afternoon so I can check on them? I am worried about them getting hurt. Also, should I put food inside the coop? I have the feeder in the run but do the chicks need chick feed and water up by the nest? Is it okay for us to leave our hen in the nesting box? Some one on BYC said to make her another nest but we have 3 boxes, only 2 chickens and no layers right now. Thanks for your help!!!