I have nine chicks going on three weeks old. does the mom have to stay with them. I want to get the chicks used to me and with mom being so wild I can't get to them. She is one of our game hens and she has never been very easy to get close to and now her chicks are the same way. I have them in all in a pen together. Mom sure would be a lot happier outside the pen since she is used to free range. What to do What to do.