We recently moved to a property where we're caring for chickens. We're very new to this and know little more than how to feed and water them. I just went to do this and discovered a hen going nuts inside the enclosure, and six baby chicks outside! One of the chicks appears not to be doing well. We moved them inside with the hen, who took them under her wings, and I put a small bowl of water next to the dishpan of water that serves the rest of the flock. We've been gathering eggs all along, but two chickens have escaped and only one has been accounted for and has to be returned to the enclosure repeatedly. There are six hens and one rooster, all eating layer crumble and kitchen scraps and whatever chickens find on the ground in Hawaii. I know layer feed isn't appropriate for chicks. I think I need to get rope and suspend the feeder at adult chicken height. There is also a cat on the property! What to do? For at least the short term, if we don't give the chicks away or let them go feral with the mothering hen (she was feral to begin with). It could be a fun project with the kids and a way to keep up egg production down the line, though I've heard chicks don't have a high survival rate. Thanks!