Our bantam just layer her first hatch ever (ours too!) and is in a nesting box separate from the rest of the coop that is elevated about 18 inches high and has a nice little "den" for her and babies. I've put some food and water in the elevated area with her, but am wondering how long until she will leave the nest, if babies will go with her, and if I should put in a ramp for the chicks to get back and forth (can they get up 18 inches on their own?). Also, at what point will they leave this separate nesting area and rejoin the rest of the flock in the coop? Many thanks for any insights!