Hi! I have a flock of 9, one year old chickens. In April we got 3 new baby chicks. We kept them inside in a brooder but at 3 weeks old we started to take them outside and had them meet and play with the big chickens while they were free ranging (with our close supervision of course). At 5 weeks old we started leaving the chicks outside in the run with the big chickens all day, only to take them in at night when it got cool. Everything seemed great and we didn’t see any pecking issues or problems whatsoever. Then at 6 weeks old the chicks permanently left the brooder and are in the coop with the big girls. They’ve been out there a handful of days now and we have encountered a problem. On one side of the run we have the big girls food and water and on the opposite side of the run the little girls food and water. The chicks are only interested in their own food. We noticed our cream legbar Chocolate, who is our lap chicken and by far the sweetest one, has started pecking the chicks whenever they try to eat their own food. She is literally chasing them off so they cannot eat. This is my first experience with adding chicks to chickens. I was wondering if I did something wrong, and if this is normal and how to handle this situation? Our setup is a coop with an attached covered run- and they are let out in the yard daily to free range when we can supervise for hawks. Thanks in advance!