Hi. I have 19 Isa Browns and one Rooster. (I don't know the breed but it's a light red and brown) And I was planning on raising some baby chicks but I've never raised them from eggs before. The ones that we have now were given to use. So I was wondering. Do I need to separate the chicks from the rest of the flock? Or can I just leave them with the other chickens? I know that in most cases you need to separate the rooster, but we were going to get rid of it soon anyways (It's crowing driving my mom nuts so she wants it gone) so that is not an issue. But what of the other chickens? And the Mother/s? I was originally planning on building a separate area for the chicks in our chicken coop and put the chicks in there. Do I need to put the mother/s in there as well? Or can I just put the chicks in there? And if I do need to put the mother/s in there how can I even tell who is/are the mother/s? I have a fairly large chicken coop and fenced in yard for them to be in if that matters. Also if anyone has some advice for raising chicks I would be happy to read them.