I have 6 "old gals", about a year old....obviously pecking order has been established. I have 8 new chicks, hatch date of 1/9/12. So about 3 months old. The new girls have been growing up in an old pack and play but the weather here in Texas has been very mild. For the past couple weeks, I've been carting the new girls out to the coop/run, keeping them separated from the old gals with mesh netting. I've tried introducing a new gal (rotating) to the old gals under supervision, but Bella (old gal) walks over, pecks the new chick and rips out some feathers...the new chick peeps and tries to run back to the safety. The other day, I notice a new chick (let's call her Salt),has hopped up and is sitting in the top of the great divide mesh netting. I don't want her to hop over and be pecked to death, so I put up another mesh net, about 5 ft tall. This evening, I am about to load up the new chicks and cart them back to the house. By happenstance, I check the coop to say goodnight to my old gals....when lo and behold, Salt had apparently jumped the netting at one point, followed the older ladies into the coop and was trying to figure out how to get from her current perch to settle at the top with the old gals. So, I let the other chicks out, but they want nothing to do with the inside of the coop. meanwhile, Salt had managed to hop up and setlle alongside the old timers for the night and seemed quite content. She's in there now, but should I pluck her from her perch and bring her inside? I'm afraid of the morning ***** kicking if I leave her to fend for herself. Or should I wait till morning and just listen for the screeching before I intervene? As it is, the chicks have just starrted their "teenage" food, and obviously the old gals are eating layer pellets. Pull her or not?