I have 3 brooders and I'm getting baby day old chicks at the end of this month. How do you go about putting day old chicks under brooders? Do you feed and water the chicks first upon arrival and then place them in the care of the brooders? And what time of day would be best to place them under the brooding hen? Night, Morning, doesn't matter? Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. This is my first spring with grown hens and my first brooders. They have been brooding for 3 to 4 weeks now, and I wasn't worried about it (the loss in production) but it dawned on me that I could place some of the baby chicks under these brooders. I'm getting about 24 chicks, so I know I won't be able to place all them just under 3 hens, but a good number to each chicken would also help me out too. thanks in advance.