I have a hen that has six week old chicks. She and her chicks are separated from the rest of flock. She is one of 7 hens all raised together. I tried to let everone out to free range together and all seemed to be going well. The others didn't pay much attention to the chicks and they were milling around together until one of the hens that was not present at first brutally attacked the momma. I actually didn't see who started it she may have gone after the chicks first. Anyway it was a serious tug of war and I could just see if they would stop. Anyway, I am wondering will she have to go through this rough reintroduction even when the chicks are grown. Should I separate her from her chicks she seems very light in weight. I have 5 other mail order chicks the same age that I need to introduce as well. Thanks for any advice.