My broody BR hatched two chicks, one survived. I bought two 4 day old silkies to keep it company and they have been successfully adopted. I also built a "nursery" (basically a 3x3 coop away from the main coop) for the hen and her chicks. She was keeping the chicks in the pen/vicinity of the coop until today when I caught them in the run of the large coop! All of my hens free range. She stayed right with them and although the other hens are curious, the roosters stayed far away. Is this safe? How do I discourage her from doing this if it is not? She needs to be able to leave the nursery as i cannot fit her water/feed in there with the chicks. I"m all for letting her do it the natural way. They must be mixed on large farms, right? need some insight. thanks!