Okay...tomorrow will be day 21. I have my hen and eggs in a nice little brooder set up in the barn. She's on the eggs and has been very diligent and a good broody. I candled the eggs, and to my untrained eye, they looked just like the pics on the link in this forum. Soooo, if all goes well, they should start hatching Wednesday night or Thursday sometime. Then what?!?! I figure I should leave her in the brooder with them for a few days, but when and how soon should I put them into the coop/run with the rest of the flock? I don't have room in the coop for a seperate place for them and out in the run would be too unprotected at night. Should I set up a temporary run type thing for them, to keep them away from the rest of the flock during the day, and then just put them back in the brooder in the evening, or just put them out in the temporary run a few times a day with mum, then all back into the brooder. Or, take them out to the big run with mum, and the rest of the flock and into the brooder at night. Oh, and the flock does free range all day, so they're in and out of the run as they please during the day. (Mostly just to go in the coop and lay, or follow me in when I'm cleaning up to get treats.) Sorry, I'm totally new to this, (my first hatching EVER)...and don't know how to handle this. I had left her in the coop until today, and moved her and the eggs to the nest in the brooder (located in the barn) so that they wouldn't hatch in the coop with all the other hens and the rooster. Besides that, she was in a top row nest. Didn't want anyone falling out. Any advise or suggestions will be much appreciated! Thanks all!