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Hen and chicks

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I have chickens of various ages. My six month old australorp seems very interested in my six week old chicks. I put the checks out in a small pin where the other chickens can see them. The one hen just keeps walking around and around the pin and has every time I put it out there. She doesn't seem aggressive towards the chicks at all. I am building a new coop, hopefully it will be done in two or three weeks. Then I plan on integrating all the chickens together in it. They range in age from two years to six weeks. Do you think this chicken will protect the little ones?
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I doubt that the pullet will protect the chicks.  Six weeks is a little on the young side for integration into an established flock.

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I doubt that the pullet will protect the chicks.  Six weeks is a little on the young side for integration into an established flock.
They will be 9 weeks or so. Is that old enough
Or should i wait? They will be kept next to the others for about 3 weeks before they would be on the new coop.
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