We recently had our first broody hen! On advise from a friend we separated her from the flock while she sat on her egg (they could still see each other but couldn't interact) because she was chasing the other hens out of the nesting boxes. She hatched her chick a couple days ago! While she was sitting we purchased 6 Rhode Island Red pullets which have been living in a tank in the garage until they're ready to be put in the coop to start integrating to the flock (they're almost there!). Here's my question....is it safe for us to put Momma hen and her baby in with the flock so we can put the Reds in the divided portion of the coop to start integrating them or would it be better to put the reds in with Momma and baby? I feel that Momma will protect baby from the other adults if we put them in with the flock but could be a danger to the reds if we do it the other way around. (I'm probably WAY over thinking this!) My current flock is a little over a year old and consists of 5 black sex link hens, 1 buff cochin hen and 1 buff cochin rooster (who's a bit of a jerk!) I appreciate any advice I can get!!