So I wasn't expecting hatch until tomorrow, and I've got a little chick already, with several more pipping! The nest is up high, so I will somehow either move it or the babies... I guess my questions are, is there any way to know if mom will raise the babies? I would hate for her to abandon them when I could stick them in a brooder. But if she'll do the work, why not let her? I only have layer pellets in the coop - I know chicks shouldn't eat too much calcium, but how do I make sure the babies only eat starter? Put the nest in an x-pen in the coop? I guess I have a day or two to figure this out while they hatch and absorb yolks, but aack! I'm in Florida, and the temps aren't bad, so that isn't an issue.