Does this sound like a good way to introduce? I just want everyone SAFE! Ok I have been letting Mama hen and 3 week old, 8 chicks out into the main coop, 15 to 20 mins at a time, just to see how everyone will act. A few other hens got too close and mama put them out the door. I saw her (mama) pull another hen out of a nesting box and put her out the door. Yesterday I think she was more comfortable with the others getting in the coop to go to bed while her chicks were wondering around. Mama acts like she wants to take them free ranging, but I am not ready for her to do that just yet. So We will do this for the next 2 weeks, then I hope I can leave mama and chicks out with the others full time. I need to move next bunch of 20 chicks out to nursery soon. DH is letting me know I have had them in the house over the 1 week I promised! lol.