My brother-in-law just gave us an orphaned chick...the mother and other baby were killed. We have it inside a cage inside our large coop with our five other chickens. One chicken is about 6 years old and is the only surviving one from our original flock, and the other four are around 6 months old. The older five do well together and we haven't had any issues. If the baby gets close enough to the side of its cage the others will try and peck it. Every time I go to check on it, its usually frantically searching for a way out to be with the other chickens. Common sense tells me not to put the baby with the others, but I am not able to find baby chicks this time of year. Would it be better off staying in the cage inside the coop, or should I take it out altogether? Thanks for any advice!