I have a chicken Gertude. She had chicks a couple of weeks ago and has her own little place to be. Today I let her go outside with her chicks. The other chickens are free range. Along come my rooster ( barred rock name Michael)and he came towards the mother and tried to start attacking her!! I stopped the fight as soon I got outside ( was looking out a window) but how do I make sure it doesn’t happen again? Will the rooster ever except her and the chicks? I’ve heard of just slowly putting them with the flock but how does that work? Also Michael never attacks the mother and her chicks in the morning when I let them out and let the chicks and mum go by the others. He kinda just looks and moves on. I never suspected this to happen!