So I am still fairly new to having chickens at all, just getting mine at the beginning of this year. Everything is good, I raised them from chicks, ect, ect. But one of my hens went broody and for awhile was sitting on nothing. Well I made the mistake to think that since there was nothing there for a week, there never would be. Well 2 weeks later she happened to be out of the nest box when I collected eggs and there were 2 eggs in there. I candled them and according to pics on here, they look like they will be hatching in the next week. So my question is, can I just leave the chicks with their mom and let them run around with my flock? I mean will the mother be able to watch out for them and feed them and stuff? Also I have heard that a rooster will kill, and possibly eat, young chicks when they are born. Is this true?