Two weeks ago- discovered new baby chicks that were about 1 week old- we have left them alone and let Mother Nature and their adopted momma take care of them watching closely. Our rooster has helped in the parenting as well- he has been very protective when we tried to check on them. They are thriving.... However today I went out to their momma dead! I was devastated!!!! Will another hen step in to procect the babies? Any suggestions on what we should do or what not to do???? Thanks in advance! Also anyone know why this would happen after 3 weeks?