I have 2 little chicks (a blue Andelusean and a Spangled Hamburg 6 weeks tomorrow) that have been raised by 3 silkie hens. These hens are pretty low in the pecking order. Will the chicks by default be lower too? I feel bad for these two because even the Mamas seem mean to them. Tonight the last Mama walked away from them and joined the rest of the flock. Literally leaving them in the middle of the yard at almost dark. She went into the main coop and they had originally been sleeping in a second coop. They tried to follow but I think were too afraid and I helped them back to the building they were used to.