...when to separate the Mama from the chicks. She is spending a lot of time @ the door of her old coop-run. The chicks ( Earl and Pearl) are 6 week old totally feathered out BR's. They live in the nursery- back yard since hatching, visiting the big girls and teens through the fence. Our yards are set up kind of like a pie... back yard being 50%- teens 15 % and the big girls 35%. For the first time today I let mama Olivia back into the big girl run for a few minuets, and she established her place pretty fast. But then the babies were getting nervous( pacing back and forth) so I put mama back into the back yard. Input???