We allowed one of our hens to sit on a clutch of about 18 eggs just a few feet from my husband's workshop in the woods. Unfortunately, the nest is in a huge patch of poison ivy. It had been what seemed like more than 3 weeks since she began sitting on them, so I wasn't sure they were going to hatch. I had planned to take her off the eggs this weekend. I went out this morning to check on her, only to find about 15 baby chicks!! Is it ok to let mom and babies stay in the woods and free range? Can the chicks eat the Layena Crumbles that mom eats? I would like to leave them all alone and just let nature take it's course, but I realize I might lose some of them. Any advice would be appreciated!!