As Explain in my Intro thread,, A Stray chicken took up residence at my home. Of course I was not upset, as we do enjoy her Daily Visits even if it is for a handout., We call her "chick chick" I have no clue as to what type of Chicken she is.. Abviously what I"m hearing ppl refer to as "free range" well Since Saturday we now have 10 baby chicks and Momma. so that's 11 chickens. when just a month ago we had NONE!. lol. I enclosed the porch where she is "living" with chicken wire. to keep everyone contain in one area and safe. as hubby parks his work truck next to that porch. and he's afraid he will hit one. or an animal will get them. well now we have it enclosed. n for now i'm letting her use our cat carrier (no cats been in it in a long long time) so if it rains she can get out of it.. beacuse all she did was lay her brood behind a lawnmower bag and the foundation. 2 eggs have not hatched. and I was told they most likely wont if she's been roaming with her baby's. so should I remove them? if so do i just reach in and grab them and the busted shells out. or just the unhatched eggs, how long should the chicks stay with mom? I do not want to remove them to soon. I plan on either selling them or adopting them out. and mabey keeping 1 or 2 and let them free range, being they were "wild born" If the stay they stay.. if they choose to go then they choose to go. I'm not thinking mom will go far. she already knows where to get fed lol. and she dose let me get close to her.. but no one else in my family can get even close.. well I"m lookin fwd to learning about our new Friends.