I'm expecting chicks to hatch this weekend around June 10th. The hens nest is on the floor in the coop under the laying nests, and that small building also is where the roosts are. There are 8 hens and 1 rooster, including the broody (gold and silver wyandottes). Question is, I was planning to just let her introduce the chicks on her on and see how it all goes, and I have put the layer feeder which is free choice 24/7 on a block so the adults can reach it but baby chicks can't. But I toss a bit of scratch in the morning when I open the run and in the evening to reward them for coming into the run, I feed them a treat of a boiled egg chopped up with shell/sunflower chips/oatmeal mush (made to paste with either water or sometimes organic plain yogurt, no sugar). The mush amounts to about 1 or 2 tablespoons per chicken. If Wynona (the broody) is back doing flock stuff a few days after hatching chicks, do I need to change what I toss on the ground for everyone? If Wynona teaches them what they can & can't eat out in the yard, will that apply to treats as well? Will she keep them close to the chick feeder & waterer that's down on chick level? I know, lots of questions. All my old-timer friends say she will take care of everything and not to worry. This is my first year of chickens and my first broody! Thanks everyone!