I have a broody who has a 7 chicks. They were hatched around Sept 23rd. I've never had a broody before so I just don't know that much about what to expect. How long will she stay with her chicks? How long should I allow her to stay with them? Will she get grumpy with them and push them away when it's time for them to be on their own? It's getting quite cold here so I worry about how to handle this the right way. I'd just like somebody to explain to me what to expect so I can be prepared. My chicken books don't cover this for some reason. Just when I think I've got it all down, something like this comes up.