Just found a pile of hidden eggs that mama Hen is sitting on. I think she has been sitting for a couple of weeks. We let our hens free range and thought when she didn't return to the coop that she was a tragedy of predators. i don't have the heart to take away half incubated eggs. This is her second batch this year. She disappeared once before and brought back 3 chicks. (I'm assuming it's the same one) 1 chick was taken mid summer and the other two are Roos. It is getting cool at night and I don't want these new hatchlings to freeze. She is obviously a good mother BUT, weather is not on her side. Do I take the babies and raise them myself? Do I take mother and babies? Or do you think I should trust her to keep them warm and safe from the others? I'm worried about the other chickens killing them. I appreciate any advice. I do have a heat lamp so I can either separate them in the coop or I can create a nursery in my garage. Oh, and how can I prevent her from going broody again? I definitely don't need that once the snow fly's. She is a black barred rock in case you were wondering and Dad is a Buff Orpington.