One of my hens went broody, so I decided to put her to work. We have a little coop I use for broodys and chicks. It had been vacant for a year and needed to be refurbished, so I tweaked it's design in the process. The short story is that I made a hideous design flaw which ended up stranding the chicks in the yard, outside the roost. That has been corrected. I discovered my error when I spotted "mom" in the yard protecting the chicks in the there, but she had abandoned the un-hatched eggs in the roost. It was the middle of the night and fixing my error wasn't possible. So I retrieved the unhatched eggs and set up an emergency incubator. So now we have what appear to be few extra healthy chicks for the effort. I would rather not go through the whole brooder process with these guys. I want to put them with "mom." When you hatch a chick with a hen, obviously, they are instantly acclimated and the hen seems to know when to shelter them. I'd like to hear your valued opinions. Can I put the hatch-lings with "mom" with little consequence or did hatching them in the incubator turn them into "hot house flowers" that will die if I give them to "mom?" The highs for the next 2 days will be in the upper 80s, overnight low 60s.