I have 4 hens that are about 40 weeks. So far they have all been very calm and seem to get along rather well. I hatched 1 chick in december and since I didn't have any others hatch I got that chick a store bought friend. Those 2 are now 6 and 7 weeks old. And most recently I hatched 18 chicks who are less than a week old. My question is how do I go about integrating all the chicks. Do I start by integrating the 2 older chicks with the big girls and then add the littler ones when they are a bit older? Right now I have the 6 and 7 week olds in a dog crate in my garage. I was planning on putting the dog crate inside the coop so the big girls can see those 2 without actually being able to get to them. I thought I'd give them a few weeks and then take the crate out and leave the 2 girls To roost one night. I figured I'd do the same method with the younger ones but they won't all fit in the dog crate so I'll have to come up with something different for that. Any suggestions would be great. Oh and my big girls free range in my yard almost every day.