Hey everyone! I am just starting my first official flock (I hope). I've had some backyard chickens for quite a while now. Over 3 years to be exact. And although it was a lot of fun, just letting the chickens roam around and come visit to get food when they wanted to (it was quite a free range experience) My 3 free rangers have now became one broody hen. (The other two passed away one was ill a couple years ago, and January my rooster was killed by an unknown predator.) Now that my last free range hen has just hatched out her first group of babies (the neighbor has a flock already but lets the roosters run free and wild so thats how i ended up with chicks) I have built a small "Quickie" coop for my hen and her hatched babies. And i am thinking of making them permanent coop birds. But i have no idea where to even start. The mother hen has been free her whole life, this is the first time she has been confined to a space. Am i doing the right thing by wanting to covert her and the chicks? Could this be done? I have many questions and am in need of help!