Hi everyone! I have several questions regarding my baby chicks. First of all, I had a sick one that the others pecked. It was weak, only has one open eye and no interest in the food/water. It's about 1 1/2 old now and I think I have it back to health. It's running around, eating, etc. I seperated it last week from the other 3 chicks because they were pecking it. I really want/ need them to live together-- Does anyone have any tips for reintroducing the chick to the bunch? Any tips for making them get along? What should expect? Also- I am new at chicks, so please bear with me. How long should I keep them in their brooder with the light, etc? When can they released outside into their chicken coop and home/play area? Lastly, any signs so that I will no if I have a rooster in the bunch?? I would love it know early on. I want these chicks to lay eggs for my family to eat, any things I should/should not do to make for better eggs? I am loving having the chickens and learning so much from this forum! Thanks everyone! Blessings!