I have a 3 day old chick. When will it leave mom or should I say when will mom leave it? I bought 2 day old chicks so I know they dont need the mom. I took the baby away and put it in a seperate brooder in my basement, chick was fine, mom was not. Next I put the baby in a tote in a cage in the coop, baby fine and mom freaked out. She paced back and forth in front of the cage and even jumped on my head just to see the baby. Now I have the tote still in a big cage with mom and baby together. The tote has to be in there because the baby can walk in and out of the spaces in the cage and the other chickens will kill it. It's hot in there (fine for baby) but too hot for mom, she needs to get outside and get fresh air. She just wont leave her baby!!! What do I do?