I'm still a newby to this, so I need some advice. Can I get some advice on the best way to introduce 2 new chicks (6week old Cochins) into my flock of older birds(12 weeks old). I attempted it yesterday after I brought home 3 TINY 1 day old Silkies and the 2 Cochins thought they were bugs and wanted to eat them. I put them (the Cochins) into the coop with the older birds and at first it was just a staring contest with nobody moving for like 2 minutes. Then all at once my Black Sex Link started to attack the chicks, spurring the rest into action, by the time I got the chicks back out all 12 off my flock had beak-fulls of Cochin feathers. Please help. I really want them to be able to become a part of the flock and not have to build seperate coops. This also has me worried about my Silkies... I couldnt put them in with the Cochins and had to put them in a makeshift brooding pen. What will happen when I try to put them into the main flock as I understand that they get to be only half the size of regular chickens. HELP!