I was out of town for a week. When I returned I found that my cochin had been sitting on 4 eggs for an undetermined length of time. Since the chicks had already started to grow, I let her continue. But now what? I am totally new to this! She is in a coop with 20 other hens and 3 roosters. Currently we open the coop into the barn during the day and they have a small run but other than they, they don't go outside right now. They were free range up until a week ago when we developed a major hawk problem, and my birds are going stir crazy! To complicate things, it is winter and temps are supposed to drop to below zero this week. Should I move her to a warmer location while she is brooding? or after the chicks hatch? or just leave her be. How will the other birds react to the chicks? Will the mom hen be able to keep them warm and safe from the other chickens? Any information is welcome-help!