We have a red hen (mixed breed) that kept going broody, after 3 times of breaking her out of the broodiness I decided to let her sit on some eggs. I wasn't sure how it would turn out. We live in Florida and even though it is winter it is fairly warm out. Yesterday evening at feeding time I saw a small pip in one of the eggs and when I went out this morning there were 3 chicks under her. She still has two unhatched eggs as well. She is keeping babies warm under her and still keeping the remaining eggs warm. I took a few pictures to share. We only have one rooster and he is a Buff Orpington, the eggs she sat on were from my Buff hen, my black sex links, and her own. So we will see who came from whom. The one in the front is for sure a Buff, I think the darker one is either hers or from my black sex link. The most recent one was hidden under her I couldn't get a pic but it is also a yellow chick. here is a better pic of the buff baby. Here is the Buff Roo and one of my sex link hens. All the eggs I let her sit on were laid within 48 hours so the rest should hatch by Sunday at the latest. I have her in the coop, but in a dog crate with a shavings floor and cardboard part way up the sides. I changed the feed in there to medicated chick starter, and of course they have fresh water. I guess mom will show them what to do? I have only done incubated eggs prior to this and I have no idea what to expect? Do I leave the door to crate open or should I keep it closed for now? I have never put my incubated babies with the flock until they are at least 3 months old. Thanks for reading.