How in the world did chickens survive all these years without human intervention? I have a broody barred rock who is sitting on two eggs and two chicks. Chicks are a day old. We are hoping the other two eggs hatch today. Her nest is in the coop with the other chickens and she is about 3 feet off the floor. My question is... should we move them? how will they get to the water and doesn't the humidity for Mama hen keep them hydrated for a while? I gave her her favorite treat yesterday after the first two hatched (unsalted, raw peanuts) and she devoured them all except the last couple, which she chewed up and fed to the babies. (It was very cute!) I sat some water closer, too, so she could drink without moving off the nest but the babies can't get to it. I don't want to move them until they all hatch (or we are sure the other two won't). And do I need to move them at all? It all just brings me back to the original question... But if anyone has any good advice for me, I'll gladly take it.