I need some advice on integrating my broody and chicks back into our main coop and flock.. The chicks will be 6 weeks old this coming Tuesday and have about outgrown their brooder.. They are also about the same size as mom (shes a banty & they are standard size chicks).. I have 6 other standard size hens in my flock. My broody was removed about 2 weeks after she went broody b/c she stole the "favorite" nest box and refused to move and was getting her head pecked.. She is lowest on the "whos the boss" list.. But I must say she has grown some gusto since becoming a mom! Over the past week I have allowed her and the chicks to range in the yard with the other hens.. Only 2 of my other hens have shown interest and challenged her and pecked and whopped the chicks.. But the go up, boss the chick, chick runs away and they loose interest! My concern is moving them into the coop all together. The run and coop is big enough, but they will be confined so Im nervous.. Should I wait till they are bigger. Should I just bite the bullet and go ahead and put them in together.. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated.. I just have to move them somewere as there brooder is slowly closing in on them..