I have a red sex link chicken that had 5 chicks they are in a pen by them self inside my chicken coop. The chicks are 7 weeks old and the mother still wants to be in there with them, I have a roost they are not roosting still laying at night under and around her. Last night I pulled the mother out put her on the roost with the other chickens I watch so after I did that she went to the outside where the chicks were, this morning she was still there. My question is do I keep her in there? or leave her out? or do I let the chicks out with here to? I have 8 sex link chickens 1 rooster and 10 other different breed chickens. I think they are to small and the other chickens will beat up on them. thanks for any advice.