I have 4 silkies and 2 rhode island reds living together and getting along great. they are about 1 month old right now, all females. i also have 8 other rhode island reds, who are about 8 says old, all females as well.
I was wondering at what age I should combine the two groups. I know it might be tricky considering the (small) age difference, but when would be the best time? I'm going to use the "see but don't touch" method. I used it with the older silkies and rirs and it worked great. I have the rirs and silkies in a "play-pen" right now, (its probably at least 5'x5'), as we are not done renovating our coop. they are also going outside a little during the day in a large dog crate when it is warm. should I combine them while they're inside or wait till they go outside to the coop?