I had every intention of integrating my single chick and mom back into the flock around 5-8 weeks. They are currently separated but very visible and a week ago a hen who had gone broody (but since broken of this) tried quite viciously to attack it through the wire. Yesterday however I started rethinking this plan. The chick managed to get itself out of the broody pen and into the general population. When my daughter discovered it the whole rest of the flock of five hens was standing round it peacefully (including last weeks would be attacker) while mummy broody freaked out on her side of the fence. Even when we were catching it and so it started running round them they just looked and nobody pecked. We popped him back with mum and they both were quite distressed but happy to be back together. So.....that got me rethinking and reading a few post and I'm starting to think I'm actually asking for bigger problems integrating a single chick later rather than earlier? I plan to let them into their own areas but then after everyone has had breakfast and they aren't in bad moods because hungry lol open the gate between the two areas and see how it goes. Broody used to be bottom of the pecking order btw. Anything I should make sure to do to make for a peaceful integration? Is this a good plan?