My neighbor just returned to me a hen we thought was gone...with 3 brand new chicks!!! Apparently the hen went to their shed to go broody and they have been on "chick watch". How do I treat brand new chicks with 23 other hens and roos??? I have a medium dog crate to house them. Can I keep it in the hen house?? Do they need chick feed right away?? I have no Idea how old they are, they seem very new. The neighbor didn't talk to me in person, just left the hen and chicks inside opur back gate in the open in cool, breezy weather...weird!! Poor hen was frantic to get them somewhere safe!! If I put chick starter and water in the crate will the hen go out to feed, or do I need to feed her in the crate too?? Also, hen is making funny gargly, coughy sounds,opening beak, little head shakes... but no runny beak or crusty eyes...is this Gape worm? Will the chicks get it?? Do I seperate her and the chicks from everyone else to treat?? What is the best way to treat Gape worm?? Should I treat chicks too?? How?? If I seem panicy, it is because I am!!! I am completely unprepared for baby chicks and sick hens!!!! Any help will be eternally appreciated!!!!!