My chicks are just about 5 weeks old. We have 2 RIRs and 2 Delawares, all pullets hopefully My questions are: They are still indoors, in a modified dog crate that is fairly large. Just the last couple days, the smallest chick (one of the Delawares) has been picking at the others. Not so much her "sister" but the RIRs. I have changed their light to a red bulb, and a blue bulb and neither have helped. Their current light is a red bulb that I leave on during the day (if it's cool) and turn it off at night. At night, they are all together sleeping. Any ideas? The coop should be completed this weekend and which point they will be moving outside, but I am wondering if I should slowly acclimate them to the outdoors first rather then tossing them out completely? Also, I have two Silkie chicks coming this weekend. We will again be setting up the small brooder and after a few weeks moving them to the larger cage indoors. However, how should I introduce them to the older chicks, since there will be about a 5 week difference? Should I partition the coop and give the Silkies their own space in the beginning? The coop is about 24 square feet for 6 birds. Thanks so much! And I have to say....I love this forum and all the information I have been picking up here!