We have 2 "runaround" hens that I don't count as members of our normal henhouse flock.. I basically ignore them unless they steal TOO much at food from the dish by the back door. One is tan and one is brown. They hid their eggs.. Their boyfriends used to be some leghorns that um....went to Leghorn heaven back in August or so. I've never seen them hanging out at the henhouse or with the 2 adult roosters there. Hadn't seen the brown one in a while but basically thought nothing of it. Today I had to tend to some young chickens that are in a back yard cage (away from the henhouse). Noticed a movement in the old broken-down greenhouse where the chickens used to live a few years ago. Went to look and there is the little brown "runaround" hen --------- with yellow. black, and reddish babies!!! Gave them all some chick starter and a water dish and saw 6 and then 7 little ones!!!!! Obviously the current roosters get around a little more than I thought they did! This is my first experience with a broody mama. I'm going to keep an eye on them and supply chick starter/water. I'm worried about predators but have seen a lot fewer signs of raccoons recently than back in July and August. I have a box with bedding and a brooder lamp ready in case I feel things might go wrong. However Mama Hen is better at temperature regulation this time of year than I am.