I have an odd man out chick. He's too big, (picks on the smaller chicks I have in a brooder) and too small for the larger half grown chickens outside. I put him in an upside down laundry basket outside today where the bigger chickens can see him but not hurt him. Will they accept him after a couple of days or am I stuck providing individual housing for him till he's much bigger? Currently he has a little fuzz but has mostly feathered out and is too big for the brooder. When the top chicken outside, (a hen) tries to peck him through the holes in the basket he pecks back. The weight difference is significant so without protection I think he could get seriously hurt. He is not showing any signs of distress and is happily eating and drinking and does not shrink or hide when the other birds approach. This morning the bigger bird acted aggressively flaring her hackles and running around the laundry basket in full attack mode. Now several hours later the top hen and the other chickens are ignoring the smaller chick. Is it safe to let him loose?