I went away for one weekend, and came home to find we had been loaned an incubator and a few eggs! The gaps in the incubator were quickly filled by eggs from our own little brood of hens (having recently been given a cockerel by a friend), and just under a week ago we had 14 amazing little chicks hatch! Forget the Royal wedding, our chicks were the news story all my friends wanted to hear about!! My question is, and sorry if I am repeating something asked earlier, is when it is safe to mix the chicks with my established hens and cockerel (four hens and one cockerel)? At the moment they are in a box in my spare bedroom, but they really do need to go outside soon. I am just worried how the older birds will react. We've hatched eggs before, but the hens did it so there wasn't any problem! Yes, I am a complete novice (), who hasn't a clue what they are doing, and is hoping to learn as she goes along!! Many thanks to you all in advance. Nadia PS How do I upload a photo of my little ones??