So I have an existing flock of about 12 chicks (4 to 5 weeks old) and I added 2 Araucanas (about 2 or 3 weeks old) and 3 chicks (2 Wyandottes and something else) I don't know (about 4 weeks old). The Araucanas are doing great, they are younger but about the same size as the banties. They also resemble my Brown Leghorns, so I think that helps. But my 3 older chicks are not doing well. I bought them because they were getting picked on in the feed store, and lost a lot of feathers. They also sustained a lot of wounds. The wounds have since healed up, and I thought they would enjoy more space outside of the "baby" brooder. I keep hearing cheeps and squacks, but when I go down, they all are quiet. The three weren't sleeping near the heating lamp when I went down to check (at about 9), and since it's a 4' by 4' brooder, the outside edges can get down to 60 at night. I didn't know if it was by choice (not liking large groups after being pecked) or if they weren't "allowed" to sleep near the lamp. I put them back with the week old chicks, and they seem fine. Oddly enough, they never try to trample the little chicks when they are in the small brooder. How should I reintroduce these chicks? Was I being silly by putting them back in another brooder?