I have a hen that hatched 6 chicks last Wednesday. A snake got all 6 friday night! The mother hen stayed around the coup for 48hrs but is now venturing out with the other hens. We have 9 eggs in an incubator that are due to hatch this Wednesday. We have snake proofed our mother hen coop today. Does anyone know if the mother hen will accept and care for the new chicks? Any suggestions on when to introduce them to her? While they are piping or wait till they hatch?? Thanks for any advise!!