28 days ago one of my hens hatched 5 chicks. She has great maternal instincts and takes very good care of them. She is a Buff. Yesterday, I took the 4 chicks I hatched in an incubator 10 days ago out to the coop. She heard them peeping loudly and came at me puffed up like I was hurting them. I put them in a nursery area outside the coop so they could get some sunshine and give me a chance to set up the nursery in the coop. My question is; will she hurt these babies or will she protect them from the other chickens in the coop? She has returned to her roost pole and her babies go up with her and snuggle under her. I have the 4 10 day olds in a nursery in the coop....segarated from the rest. Thanks for your advice.