I am a first time broody hen mom! Two chicks hatched out yesterday. I had covered kitty litter pans for nests and mom chose this to set on. I am unsure on where to keep her and her chicks. I did bring her up to the house last night and kept her in a dog crate. I would like to try to make the transition with the flock as easy as possible so now I am thinking maybe to keep her & the chicks in the crate in the coop with the rest??? This was a new hen to the flock and she went broody immediately after her arrival. so, really most of the flock didn't really realize she was there this whole time except for a few pullets that hung out in the coop more than outside. I am concerned about the roos. I have three roos that can be kind of rough with the girls especially in the mornings for some reason. I am just not sure which way might be the best way. Then I was thinking maybe I should take the chicks away from mom and keep them in a brooder. UGGH! I am think I am making this more difficult than what it should be. I would be grateful for any advice on what has worked best for others!