Hi All - I got 3 babies (they were 4 weeks when I got them) and isolated them for 4 weeks. Now they are 8 weeks old. The primary reason I got them is because my flock of 4 all of a sudden had a social dynamic after my weakest one returned from an injury (not by other hens). Since then they don't let her eat or drink without my intervention and they no longer allow her to perch on the high roost with them, she is low on another perch. Now my 8 week olds are in a coop/run (small) that is inside the existing run of my other gals. One of the newbies is an 8 week old rooster and the other two are hens. Today I observed the chickens together and the tree mean girls (lol) were pacing back and forth checking out the newbies - very interested and curious. meanwhile my meek/weak Nellie (I put the other three out in another run so she could check them out on her own) and she basically didn't even care/notice them. She was more worried about the other chickens who are always mean to her. so....here is my question. Considering Nellie is so soft/meek/timid/scared.......and my three 8 weeks olds are not tiny anymore (tho not her size yet) do you think it would be a good idea for me to introduce them to Nelly (without the barrier) first? See how they do? And then maybe keep her with them and the rest separate while the Roo grows? Then maybe the roo and new girls would protect nelly from the mean girls? Also maybe the new group would perch with Nellie on the other roost? Help!