Hi, this is my 1st time using your forum. My husband and I have 2 full grown laying hens. They are chicken buddy and chicken hawk. They have a medium size chicken tractor, about 4' x 12'. We free range them during the day and close them in at night to keep them safe from preditors. They have been laying for about a month since the wether has gotten warmer. One of the hens is laying on a couple of eggs and has not left the pen for about 2 days. We were planning on getting 3-5 more chics from the local country store. I guess I have a couple of questions. Is the hen doing that, because it is spring and she is expecting to hatch the eggs? Even though there is no rooster? And if we bring in the new chics do you think she will adopt them and take care of them?? Or do we need to raise them for the 1st 60 days seperately? Anyway, any advice would be appreciated.