I have a hen brooding for the first time (actually I have 3 brooding for the first time). I also have chicks inside the house that I ordered, and have another batch coming that will be day olds around the same time my broody hatches hers. Do I leave the chicks with her or take them in to the heat lamps, I have a seperate area inside away from the others where they can be raised safely. What could happen if I leave the new chicks with her, I have never done this brooding chicken thing before. And if I take the chicks away, should I be offering her more fertilized eggs or an older (1 week old) chicks to raise? All suggestions are appreciated, I have 7 hens for laying, and of those 3 have suddenly went broody and refuse to lay any more eggs until theirs hatch. The rest of my new chicks are meat chicks.