I have 9 newly hatched chicks under mama hen. I moved her out of the coop 2 days before hatch. Unfortunately the cage she is in is just that, a small rabbit cage. She was not top hen, but second or close to that. So can chicks go up and down a ramp? Do I need food inside the coop or can I keep food and water outside the coop? My nest boxes are elevated so once chicks are out of it they are unlikely to get back in the nest box. I can put a Rubbermaid tub on the floor of the coop for them if that would work. I would rather have mama raise these chicks, since if I bring them inside I have a 4 month old puppy who doesn't understand chickens are off limits yet. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks!