So long story short, we inherited a flock of chickens from our neighbors when they moved. 12 adult, laying hens and 1 rooster. One of the hens was brooding when we got her. We have had chickens in the past but they were given to us as adults. Never had to raise any chicks. We JUST got done building our coop and run and brought them down to our house. With the advice of a friend who grew up with his grandpa raising chickens, we made a separate portion of the coop into a brooding, chick rearing pen. The broody hen has been in there sitting on her eggs with feed and water and just now hatched a chick. She has continued sitting on the rest of the clutch of eggs so hopefully we will get a decent hatch. I think we have 7 more left under her. Questions: It's cool and rainy here right now, as long as the hen is sitting and taking care of the chicks, do I need to put a heat lamp in there with the chicks? As far as food goes, do I just set a separate chick feeder in there? Do I need to keep the regular layer feed the hen eats up and away from the chicks? Medicated or non-medicated feed for the chicks? Any other special things that I need to know before I hit the feed store after I get off of work?