Ok let me ask one question at a time since I got no replies for my earlier post..Hi all! I am getting four 3 weekers tomorrow from my new friend that I met here at BYC. I currently have roos and hens 1 year plus and a chick that is about 9 months old (the subject of which will be my second question). My first question is will it EVER be safe to put the new babies with the grown chickens? The older ones quickly accepted the new chicks which were hatched by there mom last year and I have two hens now that are sitting on eggs, so do you think that when these new chicks that I am adopting get old enough to come out of the brooder it will be ok to put them in the coop? Will the moms of the newly hatched chicks maybe adopt them? Ooops, that is more than two questions..sorry but any advice would help.