Sadly we are recently down to 1 hen from last years set of 6 chicks (our first year raising them). We have 11 new chicks that are 3 weeks old and we've been taking them out to the yard in a playgate for the last 4 days since the weather's been so nice. Our hen free ranges outside of her chicken tractor because now that she's alone, she goes kinda crazy in there if I don't let her out during the day. She was very curious about the chicks so we let her in the playgate. She talks a little, will let them peck her in the face and beak, and only sometimes nips back, and does this weird thing where she freezes when one comes close to her face. Then when we put them back in the brooder, she clucks around as though looking for them. She used to run after me or come when called to go back in the tractor, but we've had a heck of a time since she met the chicks. She has also stopped laying (which I had expected from stress after she lost her last friend, but it's been over a month of still getting eggs - till the last 4 days of no eggs plus chick interaction. She was not broody before, so I was worried she'd start picking at them and really hurt them. We are ready to move them into the old guinea house (as a larger brooder/new home) - should I move her in there with them? Would it be safe? She seems to want to be with them, but also she's only ever known the tractor as home - will that throw her off (it's only big enough for 6)? Thanks for any advice!!