Mama and chick spent their first day with the flock (chick is 3 1/2 weeks old). I know she has a hard time protecting him because of her age and rank in the flock. He was not happy this evening when I got home and fussed and hollered until she took him to bed! I think they got separated more than a few times and he found it quite stressful. They're in my front garden right now and have quite a bit of room and lot's of hiding places so he'll be fine as he learned his way around. Definitely a mama's boy though. And she is doing such a good job for a pullet - so much fun to see!
Haha yeah the chicks sure have a lot to learn and that's a sweet picture.