Hello! My family and I just picked up 2 hens last night. They're owner had to suddenly move and could not take them, so it was Super last min. However, When we got there he informed us one of the hens just hatched 3 baby chicks the day before and the other hen is sitting on 8 eggs. We have NEVER had chickens but we are very excited!! My question is - Do we have to remove the chicks from the hens? The hens seem very protective of them and the last owner said the hens would take turns laying on each others eggs - so they were very supportive of each other... if that's possible? We do have Starter food and we did get supplies to create a brooder pen but if it's not necessary than we'd like to just keep them with their mamma's. Our family (me, 2 young boys, and my husband) are sooo excited and knowing we get to raise some baby chicks makes it that much more exciting. Thanks in advance for any information. I'm sure I'll be posting lots of questions over the next few months. Thanks!!