So, I have a broody sitting on 12 eggs, and I'm wondering what to do with the babies when they hatch. They are due in about 2 weeks. Should I let my broody raise them? She is not super friendly, and I'm worried she will pass that on to the chicks. How long will a hen "mother" baby chicks? Or, I can collect them and raise them in the bathroom like I did my mail order chicks. If I take the chicks away, what will that do to my hen? Based on your experiance, what are the pros and cons of each method? Thanks for your help.