Is there a FAQ for hatching eggs under a hen rather than in an incubator? I'm asking because it looks like the info in the Learning Center is aimed at hatching in an incubator, and I really need some help with regards to 'natural' hatching. One of my hens, an ISA Brown, went broody. Amused, I got some eggs from a friend and stuck them under her, not really expecting much. Well, today is Day 21, and one chick has hatched. I'm completely surprised, unprepared and uneducated. Our flock is free-range, so the door to the hen house is open to the entire world. I've closed it for now to keep the cats out, but I will have to open it before dusk so that the other birds can get in to roost. Once the other birds are in for the night, I can keep the whole flock locked up for a few days if necessary, but I'm assuming that I will need to move the hen and chick(s) to another area so that I can keep them secure from predators and the other chickens that might not be nice to them. When can I move them? How long do I wait to see if the other eggs will hatch? Should I move the hen to a box with the unhatched eggs and chick now? I'm guessing not. They'll be moving to a dog crate and then to an enclosed stall in the barn so that I can keep the cats, dog and alpacas away from them.