I am just writing to see if anyone thinks I am doing a good thing....or not.......LOL! I have a hen that is 4.5 months old and she is a very dominate hen! I have about 15 chicks all different kinds from silkes to frizzles and some buff orphintons and a BR that are 2 months old. I have been slowly trying to introduce them to our hen. Our hen "stripy" finally got to hang out with them today with out any fencing bounderies. She started playing dominate hen and pecking at them and chasing them. She would go up to one, peck at it gently and if it did not move she would give it a strong peck! After a hour, the chicks and her were hanging out together and eating together. A hour after this I put them back in there huge rabbit hutch I have them in. Soooooo....... question is....when should the chicks go in the chicken pen to live with her?? should I keep up with introductions for a while more?? Is stripy acting like a good hen, or should I watch out more? Thank you all! Any and all comments would be appriciated!!!