At what stage shall I start reintroducing a broody with chicks. She's extremely protective and I'm not sure when I can put her back in the main coop. I've got her seperated from the main group in a tractor which is divided by chicken wire between her brood and 25 chicks that are two weeks older than hers. I thought I'd try mixing them but taking down the divider but she was pretty mean to the older chicks. Any ideas? I'm afraid she's going to either terrorize the older chicks or even kill them. Should I wait a couple more weeks to put her and babies back in the coop or just move her. Really would rather her have raise them as the chicks are so far ahead of the others in scratching and foraging.