This is the first year that I have let my hens raise their own chicks. I have two hens that raised chicks, one has 2 and the other has one. They are still hanging around together. They are free range. What will happen this spring around breeding season? Will the hens push the chicks out? Or will they decide not to breed? I can try to separate them as they are in the pens at night, but it will probably kill me to do that. . They cry now when the become separated or at least they call out until they find each other.