I posted last week, I mistakingly put my 8 week old chicks in with the hens after 2 weeks of having a cage next to the coop, having a safe place to escape, etc. The hens killed a chick so I put the remaining two chicks behind chicken wire so the hens can live in the same coop but not hurt them. My plan was to integrate them when the chicks turned 16 weeks old. Somehow, the two red sussex hens got into the chicks side and killed a chick, hurt another chick. I'm heartbroken. The injured chick will be ok and is now living next to the coop in a cage by herself. She can see the hens but can't be hurt by them. My plan is to intro again in the middle of the night (I keep reading to do this) at 16 weeks. Can she defend herself against 3 hens or will they kill her? I"m very nervous about this but I can't leave her in a cage her whole life. Will she be okay alone for 6 more weeks? Any help is greatly appreciated. BTW, the chick is a Buff Orpington, the three hens are two red sussex and a black sussex. The black sussex seems to be the nicest of the three big girls towards the chick.