I've had a broody hen for a while now and I've been wanting to add more to my flock since I lost half of them last month due to some neighbor's loose dogs, so I thought to try out with some chicks this time. I just recently got 5 babies, a couple a little older than the others, maybe about 1 week old? The rest are about 2 days old. I plan to give them to her tonight but I have some questions. Do I just leave the chicks under her for the rest of the night? Do they need any lighting or food during this time or can they all wait until the morning? How do I truly know if she has accepted them overnight? I don't want to go into the coop in the morning to find them injured or dead. I plan to keep the hen and the babies inside the coop until they get a little older to go outside, will mum stay and sleep on the floor with them? Or will she go back into the nest box thinking they'll follow her in? (their nests would be too high for the lil chicks to get in) I'm just a little nervous about this all since it's my very first time introducing very young chicks to a broody hen, I don't want to lose any of them... I'd really appreciate if anyone can answer my questions and give any suggestions or advice!