I have a hen that has been missing for awhile. About a week ago she started coming out in the mornings from under our side porch. I thought maybe she was laying on eggs. Well yesterday she comes out with 3 chicks. It has been nice outside however tomorrow we will get 8 inches of snow. I collected them (mother and babies) in a box and put it in the garage with water, feed, and a heat lamp. When I got home from work I noticed one baby was dead. I took it out and the other 2 are still alive and mom is still protecting them. Should I leave them in the box? With the upcoming weather I feel like they won't be able to walk around or come out from under the porch. At the same time the box is not big and I am not allowing the mother to teach her chicks to forage... Should I take the mother out and care for the chicks myself? I would feel really bad about doing that! Although maybe she accidentally killed the one chick? It was still kind of under her when I found it.