I have two adult hens and four chicks but one of the adults is very ill and I expect she won't survive beyond today. My question is, what can I do with the remaining adult? Is it too soon to do an intensive "getting to know you" session to try and integrate her into the coop with the babies in the next couple of weeks so she has company, or will she just have to tough it out by herself for another couple of months until they're closer to her size? So far I've been letting the big girls and babies eat treats (vege and fruit scraps) together once a day for about 15 minutes each time in the enclosed run while I'm there doing my chores and supervising, and there's a bit of pecking going on but nothing major. I had planned on continuing this every day as a way to get the little girls trained up to my "chook chook chook" treat call (so they'll be easier to catch once they get to free ranging in my yard), and also to get the girls all used to each other over a long time without opportunity to start sorting out the pecking order while the little ones were still too small. Is there a way I can safely fast track this now that I'm facing having a single bigger hen on her lonesome, or is it a dumb idea?