I have a Buff Orp with 5 - 2 day old chicks. Right now, we have moved mama to the floor of the coop with the peeps. She is protective, fluffing up and "growling" but is in the coop with many other hens who are very curious about the peeps (a few are trying to peck at peeps if given a chance). My question - do I take the peeps and put them into a brooder? Or do I assume that mama will take care of things? I have heard things both ways. One person says that it is best if they stay w/mama and that they have never had trouble with other hens bothering peeps. Another person says that the hens will kill the peeps if given a chance. All the peeps look great and are starting to explore a little. Everyone is free range but are locked in at night. Any suggestions for a newbie?