So, yesterday when I heard peeping I was a bit dismayed - it is so late in the year and going to be so cold for a hen to raise a clutch, and these chicks were hidden somewhere in the cluttered, storage section of the barn.
Today Cadence and I found and caught the hen and her babies, all nine of them, and put them in a dog crate in the chicken coop. The other chickens won't be able to harrass them in the crate and they will be much warmer in the coop than the barn. Not to mention they will be fed and watered. In a few days I will open the crate door so the family can go in and out at will.
It is impossible for your crabbiness not to melt a bit when you see how cute the chicks are and how proud and motherly the hen is.