One of our hens went broody on us (what happened to spring chicks???) and just hatched 11 (or possibly 12) chicks yesterday. I pulled them inside once they started hatching (with mom) because of the cold (10 degrees last night and not expected over 20 today). We've had chicks before, but purchased the babies and brooded them ourselves - never with the broody hen. Most of the information I have found is about chicks alone, so I am not sure what to do to let her do her job (she is being a great 1st time mom), especially due to the cold temperatures. -can she raise them outside (after the 1st couple of days) with New England winter and temperatures like those described above? -can they be in the coop with the other chickens or do they need a separate coop? or just a box with an extra warming light within the coop? We appreciate any help you can provide. Honestly, we were doubtful that they would hatch out and figured if they did, to brood them like we had in the past, but I can't bear to take them from their mom, now, but don't know what to do. This is a great experience for us and our two little 4Hers, but just worried about doing the right thing.