I had a bantum cochin hatch 5 chicks on Thanksgiving weekend. I have her separated from the flock in a corner of the coop with her chicks. Today I went in there to give her and the chicks food and water and to try to hold the babies. I had the top open for a while and Rosy (Mama) jumped out - I think she was trying to get her chicks out because she was making that noise she makes when she tells them, "food here!!". Anyway, she ran around for a bit. Then, one of the flock - Star - was chasing her and trying to peck at her. Now I'm worried about when it's time to integrate Rosy and her chicks with the flock. Is there something special I should be doing now to make this easier later? Is there a special way to do it later? Also on a side note. I have seen two of my 1 1/2 week old chicks fighting - the same two. Are they exhibiting rooster behavior? Here is a picture of them when they were born...so cute!