I have one adult RIR hen (8 months) and I just got 3, 1.5 wk old RIR chicks yesterday. I tried to introduce the hen to the chicks, but she just pecked some fluff off one of them, so I separated them. She seems very nervous about them and keeps trying to get at them. What is the best way to introduce the chicks to my hen? my hen is a pet, and very nice to humans, but does like to peck at things (more than our other hens in the past). You should also know that the hen is recovering from a dog wound (almost fully recovered, stitches out and doing well, just waiting for the feathers to come back) - the dog attack is why we only have one hen left. Will her state of health effect how she interacts with the chicks?