I have three eight week old chicks, (give or take). They've been in their own separate cage inside my main coop which houses two older birds, since they were about two weeks old. So all five have shared the same enclosure for the last six weeks. At what age should I let the young ones in the enclosure with the two older? I tried letting one out yesterday to see how the two older would react, and one of my older birds got on TOP of the younger and started pecking at its head! I know about the pecking order and the abuse the newbies get to begin with and all that, but I thought she was going to kill her! Would she do that?? They're back in their own separate cage for now, but it's VERY clear they want out and I'd love to let them out, but I'm afraid of what the two older birds will do. Do I just need to wait till they're bigger and can defend themselves a bit better? Do I throw the three out with the new ones and hope for the best? At what point do I just say, ok, you guys are just going to have to deal with it? Oh, and these are NOT free range. TIA!