We have 3 hens and 5 10week old chicks. About a month ago, we moved the chicks out of our garage into an enclosed crate my husband made which is in the enclosed coop. This has acted as the chicks "safe house". I'm really ready to have them in the coop at night, though, because of predators. They all free range in close proximity every day while we are out there, but the hens still peck every once and while. If there is a chick within a two foot radius of any hen, it basically chases them off. So, surely they are old enough. And surely they have had plenty of face time. But the pecking! Due to the placement of door, roosts, etc in the coop, I can't see how I can separate them inside the coop. What do I do? Do I just stick them in the coop and it will work itself out? We just don't want to go out in the morning to find a dead chick. We already lost one to a hawk and that was dramatic enough for now.