I have had a mother hen and her 3 chicks in my room in a kiddy plastic pool, all set up with a box, shavings, hay, and clean water n food at all time, grit, treats so on...They are in the house because it is winter here in NH. The chicks are 4 weeks old, she has been a good mama, taught them what food is good, how to dust bathe, scratch ...but lately she has been jumping out of the pool, babies followed her yesterday..pooped all over the floor...good thing I have no carpet and have plastic down. Anyways, I took them out put them all in a xlarge tote w a screen on top, then felt bad so I put them back in the pool...only to wake up this morning to mama clucking as if she was annoyed and looking to go somewhere. Not sure if she wants to get away from them or just take them exploring...? If I put them all out in the coop won't the others pick on the babies? They are still pretty small.