I went to check on my broody hens. Both have 5 chicks each free ranging with other egg laying hens. I found one chick wet under one of the hens. Brought it inside and blow dried it until it was fluffy. Then put it in the brooder with the same age chicks. Poor thing, its crop is empty and it is HALF the size of the other chicks. They all hatched on the same day. Its a white Orpington yet it is smaller than the white silkie chicks that were born the same day. Now I am worried about all the chicks out in the backyard. Should I take them away from my broody hens and bring them to the brooder?? Do broody chicks not eat as much as chicks that are in a brooder with fresh food and water available at all times??