My silkie has just hatched 3 chicks, ranging from 2-4 days old. I have had her in a seperate area to hatch her chicks in peace, but now I am not quite sure how long to keep her seperate from the rest of the flock. I have 10 hens(silkies, sizzles, and cochins), ranging from 4 months to 9 months, and one silkie rooster. And if it matters, the silkie who hatched eggs is definitely one at the top of their "peccking order". I like to think I have a pretty docile flock, seeing as I can walk up to any of my chickens and pick them right up, and haven't had any bad pecking issues with any of them yet. I guess those stories of walking into a blood bath where a baby chick has beeen killed by the others really scares me. How long should I wait before bringing them all together? (Also, the flock lives in a coop with an attached run... but free range during the day.) <-- the free ranging also makes me nervous with the little ones.