Well, today. I went out and bought some 4-5 week old, full sized chicks. And I got 20 of them. They're in a somewhat small area for the night, an old rabbit hutch that's about 5' by 6' and is enclosed and inside. Well, at the place where I got them from, I picked up three somewhat newly hatched(I assume about 3 days to maybe a week at most) days old Silkies. I plan on picking up 7 more tomorrow or the day after, once they get their silver ones in. I picked them up while thinking of my mother, she'd always wanted a darker color of Silkies. I was planning to buy another cage for them that night, and make a holding area for the other, bigger ones tomorrow. But, I had to go to work, so I handed the Silkies to my mother and went. The store oddly closed early today, So I was unable to get a little holding area for the Silkies. I only have a single heat lamp and I'm worried that the larger chicks stepping on them. My mother, of course put them with the larger ones. But the smaller ones were stepped on while I was gone. One of them was laying on it's side when I got home, but since then, I've gotten it to walk normally and it's doing seemingly just fine. So, I'm meaning to ask, what can I keep them in? Until I headed for the store in about eight hours? Do I just hold them for that time and miss out on sleeping? Or can I possibly put them into another container and give the heat lamp to them instead of the 4-5 week old ones? I tried having one of my more broody hens, a year old Australorp (She sits on eggs, without a rooster for about 4 hours on some days, unlike all the others that I own.) take them, but she tried to peck at them after I gently got them under her. Which made me assume that was a no. Any help at all right now would be amazing, I do hope someone is online at this time!