Hi Everyone!! I am new to the chicken scene so any help you can offer is very much appreciated! I did hatch and raise ducklings, but they are a whole other ball game, and much messier I am learning! I got 7 x one week old Silkie bantam chicks and 7 x four weeks old mixed-breed chicks. (Mix of barred rock, rhode island red, ameraucana, and speckled sussex.) My question is when can I introduce them with each other? The Silkies are so much smaller than the others and I am worried about them getting stepped on. The little chicks and the older chicks are both in brooding boxes separate from each other, but in the same room beside each other so they can hear each other. I have been letting the bigger guys out to play outdoors in an x-pen to let them get some sunshine, grass and exercise. Can I let the babies out in the pen with them? I was afraid it would be too cold for them and didn't want to take them too far from their brooding box. I am on the east coast of Canada and it's still pretty warm here (it will be 26 degrees today) so maybe they would be fine and it would be a good way to introduce them? Help!!!!