Sorry- It's long.... So two weeks ago I got my order of chicks (9), and I had a very broody hen. I wanted to try to get her to adopt, and was introducing a few at a time. I gave her 2 and one died because (I'm guessing) she didn't show it where the water was. So I delayed a day introducing anymore to let them get adjusted and I could observe them eating and drinking using the nipple water system. Then I lost one in the brooder to pasty butt. We had washed her and dried her, but I guess it was not in time. Life happened and a few more days went by. Then I read that it may be too late to introduce more to Mama, and I had them in the nest-box, and was debating kicking my other hens out and giving mama and baby (maybe babies) the coop. I called the hatchery after my two losses, and they are sending me replacements, plus 3 EE to fill the box. They should be here tomorrow. So I have 7, 2 week old chicks in the brooder, 1, 2 week old in the coop, and 5 new chicks in the mail. Can/Should I put new ones with the 7 in brooder? Will they mix ok? Move 7 to the coop? Put the new chicks in the coop? (Surprise mama!) Move 1 from coop to brooder and give her the 5? Also, the chick in the coop is noticeably smaller than the ones in the brooder. Maybe not getting enough food? What was I thinking?! More fluff butts... that's what.