I know there are a lot of threads on the subject, but none address introducing only one chick to a very small flock of older chicks in a small space. I have a new baby, an Easter Egger, and she will be 4 weeks old this week. I need to start introducing her to my current older chicks who are 15 weeks old. They are a Delaware, Barred Rock and Buff Orp. No one is laying yet, they are still young themselves (but I did get an egg song last week?!) I've done a crate intro for a couple of days for a few hours. I have the EE chick in a dog crate and the BR and Delaware look, peck the crate, but never the chick. The Buff, on the other hand, tries to peck her in the face through the crate door. She grabbed the chicks leg once too while I was holding her! :-( She's the head of the pecking order for sure and seems like she will be the problem. I know it is recommended to put the new chick in the coop in the crate, or wire off a section where they are protected - but my coop is 4x4 so not a lot of space to make separate living quarters inside the coop. I can put the crate in the run, but not inside. I can't even rearrange to shake things up and mess up the territory. I wouldn't let her roam with them until at least 6-7 weeks old and much bigger. I am thinking maybe eventually let them forage with the chick one at a time for several days? Chick and one older, then let the remaining 2 out later and take turns? I can also isolate who will be the problem, if any? Suggestions?