I have eggs under my broody right now. I want her to try and raise them with the flock. But, our coop has a ramp to outside...about 2 feet high. I was told that the few day olds will follow mom and probably jump off...and breaking legs. So, I am having DH build a small brooder in the coop for the chicks and mama initially. How old until they will be safe to follow mom down the ramp (or potentially off the side of it)? I know that I have seem 2 weeks olds trying to fly around, so will 1 week olds be able to flutter their wings for a soft landing? The ramp has step bars in it, but the chickens only use it half way and jump the rest, so I agree the chicks will follow mama off the side. Also, we've always raised chicks inside, so this is new to us (the broody, raising them with the flock...hatching eggs in general as we always bought chicks). How big of a concern is coccidia with flock-raised chicks?