I had an OEGB that hatched out 6 chicks. The same day I hatched out 12 in the incubator. I fixed a little corner in the chicken coop to brood my 12. Gave them food and water and then thought I'd put mama and her babies in there so they could have the chick starter also. I figured I'd watch close to make sure the mama didn't pick on the other babies. Not only didn't she pick on them, she adopted them all! Here they are the first day: First day outside: Keeping them all warm: Every one is under but... Checking things out: Boiled eggs are the best!!