I have two 2-year old hens and 2 six-week-old chicks. I've had the chicks in a cage inside the enclosed run of the coop for 2 weeks so they could be near the older hens. Tonight at dusk I put the chicks inside the coop for the first time, with the older hens. They weren't sure what to do at first and kept running back outside. I put them on the perch and they are staying there and chirping a little bit like they're going to go to sleep. The 2 older hens are all the way on the left side of the perch and the two chicks are on the right side; there's about 3 feet of space between the groups. I was thinking I would get up at the crack of dawn to check on them and move the chicks back into their little cage. Am I making a mistake putting them together with the older ones overnight? I'm just getting tired of having them in the house at night. I know they are pretty young, but will they be okay with the older ones? When I first put them on the perch, one of the older ones gave a couple of light pecks to one of the chicks, so I moved her further away and it stopped (she was pretty close to the hen when she pecked). The other hen looked like she didn't care and was going to sleep. Anyone have any advice???? Please help. Thank you!