I can't believe that on the day my chicken coop is finally finished, my 4-week old Barred Rock died . Funny, I dug trenches for hardware cloth all day to keep out all kinds of predators, and my stinkin' weiner dog attacked her in the brooder. My 4 year old daughter & a friend were checking out the chickens and didn't shut the TWO doors I had between the dog and the chicks. It was so sad...I grabbed her quickly but she was shaking; I brought her upstairs in a separate box, and then she just stopped breathing. I think he must have punctured something internally. I want to replace her, and I promised the four year old that we would. How do I do this? The chicks will move outside in about 2 weeks. Do I wait until then and find a 6-week old barred rock somewhere and just add her in when I put these guys out there? Do I give them a few weeks in the coop and then sneak one in at night? Or do I do it now while they are still small? They don't seem to have an established pecking order yet and the remaining chicks are pretty friendly. I am still consoling the daughter and also have a poor little chicken in a shoe box in my kitchen. So sad!