Hiya! My hen has been alone for a few weeks (had to say goodbye to her rooster offspring) so two days ago I got two female chicks to combat her loneliness. I am very new to all this so unsure how to go about introducing them to her? I only have one coop and at the moment I am letting Mama (my hen) free range during the day and keeping the chicks locked in the coop. At night when they have to share I am keeping the chicks in a cat cage in the coop, so Mama can see them and chat to them but not get at them. She has never been introduced to any new chickens before. I have let them share the coop once and she pecked them. I know that is normal but they are only six weeks old so obviously I don't want them to be injured. I work in a preschool and that's where the chickens are, so I don't want to let them out to free range until they are older (too many children with grabby hands). I don't know when I should let them all mix together in the coop? Here they are Dad is a Buff Orpington and Mum is an Orpington cross. Haven't thought of any names yet!