Is it alright to take the young chicks and put them in the already established flock? My peeps are about 5 or so weeks old, have most of their feathers, and just today, put Mama back in with the main flock. When do they go off of chick crumbles and something different? As for Mama, she paced a bit then started to settle down but ever so often would pace. My rooster must of mounted her a good 30+ times and I was amazed he would do his dance she would spread her wings and drop for him! Is this normal? When will he leave her alone and she go back to laying eggs? I did get one egg that wasn't as large as the rest so maybe she already laid one? But can it be that soon?