Hi, all, first post here. My wife Susanna and I are building our little farm here in central Maine. We are raising sheep and laying hens (as well as a batch of broilers per year). Back on June 29 one of our layers, whom we'd been missing, showed up with ten chicks in tow. We put them in a brooder and now they're feathering out nicely. We want to move them out doors. Can we put these chicks in with our adult layers? Will the adults peck them and hurt them, or leave them be because they're chick? We currently have only eight layers, the coyotes have had a banner year here in terms of chicken buffet, so the ratio of chicks to adults would be very close. Thanks for any help!