Everything went smoothly. There were 4 other hen/pullets and 1 rooster. The mother had a brief skirmish with her sister, but that was settled quickly with the mother still at the top of the pecking order (just below the rooster). The curious thing was that she allowed the rooster to approach and didn't even ruffle up her feathers. The other hen/pullets were a different story. They kept their distance all day. The rooster would lead them away from mama and chicks when things got tense. I was just sitting in my lawn chair watching them all dust bathe and laughing. Wish I'd brought my camera down to the run.