My silkie hen had adopted 6 babied and they are currently in a mini coop with a small run attached. This coop is set up right next to my main coop. The chicks are about 2.5 weeks old now and my silkie seems to want out of the coop to free range. I have 10 other full grown hens that free range all day as well. Is it ok to let the mini coop door open to let me silkie free range as she pleases? Will she return to her babies frequently? The run in their coop now is under the coop and the babies never go outside with my silkie I think because of the long jump down. I wasnt sure if she would be able to get the babies back inside the coop if they follow her or if my older girls would kill the babies. She's the lowest in pecking order so I'm not sure how well she can protect them?