I have hatched one other time with my broody Buff Orpington named "Honeysuckle". At that time I also purchased a few chicks from the feed store and she wanted nothing to do with them so I took her chicks away and raised them in the brooder with the bought ones. This time, I'm considering leaving the chicks in with Honeysuckle as I won't buy any from the feed store this time! Will the other hens and the rooster attack the baby chicks or will the mom protect them? She guards her eggs very well and rarely leaves them. I don't want to deal with the brooder. I do not have a separate area for Honeysuckle and her babies to hang out. Thanks for your help!