Before putting them under her, I moved her from my big coop into the small grow out coop I keep. Until today she's kept them "upstairs" but today all were out on the ground with momma. She was very protective of them on the ground, but as it got dark she went up to roost and left the babies. I found them on the ground peeping frantically while she clucked to them from the roost. They weren't trying the ramp. I took them to her and she tucked them under her.
The chicks are four days old.... too young I think to be able to navigate their way back to the roosting area. I thought momma would keep them up there. So... should I move them into the main coop so they are on one level and hope she protects them or leave them be?
Thanks for any advice you can give.