Hi everyone! I need some advice on how to merge two groups of chicks. Our chicken count is 4 hens (2 are 10+ years old) and 4 chicks (3 1/2 weeks old, 2 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Barred Rocks). We bought some fertilised eggs and our broody Mrs. Hughes hatched 3 of them. She rejected one. I took the one (runt) and kept it alive inside. I then bought a similar aged chick to keep Runt company. Now I have 2 sets of chicks who I would like to put together before introducing them to the flock. Is it possible to put the 2 "orphaned" chicks with our broody Mrs. Hughes and her two chicks or will Mrs Hughes peck them? Or should I remove Mrs. Hughes and put all the chicks in together or will they all peck each other? I feel like it would be easier to introduce all 4 chicks to the existing flock at the same time rather than 2 at a time. Thanks for your help!