I attempted to introduce our Cuckoo Maran chicks to one of our older chickens today (hand-picked one of the calmest, nicest ones) and that didn't go well. The chicks, who've never been outside, were terrified of dirt. They were trying to huddle in my lap and avoid the big scary world. They were evicted, so they wandered around a tiny bit, sticking real close to me and then my older kiddo brought over the older chicken.
She pecked at them and that was the end of that. Back in my lap and huddled up in fear of the big ol' world and big scary chickens.
Oh well, they're too young to be outside yet but that day is coming. Wonder if any of my other chickens will be any nicer to these poor guys.