I have two Rhode Island Reds who have been broody for four days. I’ve incubated eggs but have never had hens raise their chicks. I’ve read a lot of different things about roosters and hens killing or protecting the chicks. I’m not sure which one to believe. I have a huge coop and a big fenced in area attached to it. Should I let the two hens and their chicks free range? Would my cat, dog, hawks or something else get the chicks or would the hen protect them?