Hey y'all, I am new to BYC, but wanted to get some wisdom about introducing new birds to each other. I have a 4 week old Buff Orpington chick that has been living in my shower stall ever since she hatched. I had 24 eggs and after a very rough delivery where 15 of them broke, she was the only one that made it. Maybe it was my incubator skills (1st timer), but that is the result. I also purchased 12 buff orpington chicks and they are about 4 weeks ahead of my little baby chick, much bigger by about 3x and very hen-pecky when I put them together. A lady at TSC said that I can introduce them when she is about 4 weeks old. I would like to do this asap as I know chicks really don't do great alone and I have no time to molly coddle the little thing however much I would like to. I am afraid that if I just leave her there with them, she will be killed, they are very aggressive towards her. What is the simplest way to fold her into the flock? I need clean and simple folks, I am not one that is going to go through hoops and lots of bologna b/c I don't do that with anything, not even my own kids. If I HAVE to coax them to get used to each other by slowly introducing them, that's fine, but I just want to know what is necessary and not necessary. Thanks for the good advice, and very happy to finally join BYC.