My daughter got EE chicks for Halloween instead of candy. We're slick I know. Anyway the chicks are around 9 weeks old, flying out of their brooder and so forth. We've had them out in the yard while our already existing flock free ranges in hopes of making the transition easier into the coop. To make a long story short I was cleaning the coop, spreading straw, etc the other day with the little chicks and the adults I. The same enclosure. Everything seemed to be going smoothly so I thought I would just leave them to acclimate a bit to their new surroundings. I went out an hour later to find the two cockerels dead and the little pullet had escaped with her life and was hiding under the compost bin outside the fence. Now that were down to one poor little chick I don't know how to help her become accepted into the flock. We built a little enclosure within the lot so she can be seen but not hurt, but she panics every time one of the big hens comes near her.