We have an initial flock of 17. In April one hen went broody. The kids begged me to let her hatch out some chicks. I couldn't say no anymore because my own curiosity about the process got the better of me. LOL Out of six, one died and one lived. The rest did nothing. Now we have mama and her lone chick in a separate coop. I had already placed an order in early April for delivery next week of 15 more chicks. I am pretty sure that trying to give those new chicks to mama hen to raise will result in disaster. Could I just take the original chick and place it with the new ones so that I can have them all in the same coop and return mama to the flock? If I can't, I am afraid my only other option is to keep the new ones in the house. I would hate to have to have three separate groups of chickens.