I closed my turkeys up today too, tried to reinforce the tarp-roof of their 'shed' to keep them contained. They somehow bust through at the edge and loosen the ties so they can roost on top of the chicken coop. Chester Copperpot and his girlfriend tend to stay in the shed now, just our two Thanksgiving turkeys have been busting out and running around all morning every day until I put them away... the two that I want to fatten up of course! So I think I have everything secured now, and I put a new trough feeder in their 'shed' to maximize food eaten since they tend to always knock their bowl over and the food gets wasted. Took them a little while to find the new food location, but I think they got it - or they will tomorrow morning when they see me pour their morning food into it!
I spent lots of time the other day rigging up some metal fencing (one of those portable dog play-yards) in the coop so that the pullets I got from Silkie would have a place to get away from the big chickens when I finally let them out into the coop. They had been in a crate within the coop all this time and I finally decided they were big enough to handle themselves. Easiest integration ever, I should not have even wasted my time with the fencing contraption. Before I let the pullets out, I cleaned out under the rabbit cages, straw, timothy hay scraps, discarded rabbit food, and lots of rabbit poop and threw it into the chicken run, aka compost area. The big girls were in heaven kicking through the pile and spreading it all around, they could care less about the new pullets among them other than a stray peck here and there. It was marvelous. I made sure to get up early the next morning to let them out of the coop before they got too anxious because it seems that's when most of the trouble happens. The first morning they had pinned themselves along the side of my fencing contraption (missed how to actually get IN it, lol) but they were fine. And the next morning, they were just bopping around with the big girls... no bloodshed whatsoever!
I hope it goes so easily for my sister next week, she'll have 3 from me... a RIR and two other pullets from Silkie that are together during the day, but in separate crates at night. Plus two newbies from ChiquesChicks. I'm hoping the fact that the numbers in each group are similar there won't be any one hen singled out. My two from Silkie seem to stick together which I think helps them from getting picked on too hard.
Also, one of my girls from Silkie is starting to get a beard and I just think it's the silliest thing! I need to take some updated pictures again one of these days. I never think to bring my camera out with me.