I have had my babies (The only ones I haven't had a clucky to raise for me for a long time) out in the run for a couple of weeks now. I put them in a guinea pig hutch so all day they can all see each other. Today while trying to get pics the old Australorp (4yrs) got in with them and a couple of the babies got out. They were all fine as if they'd been seeing each other for years.
I'll let them run together properly soon, when they out grow the hutch.
That's what I did and all day they were fine then they slept together and then when I went out to them the next day the bigger girls wouldn't let the littlies near the food the silkies were fine with them. They have been sharing the coop with a wire divider for the last 2 days so today when I put them in the new run even the silkies picked on them. Mine were in a run next to each other for 3 weeks before I put them together. Poor babies
I hope you have better luck.
Fancychooklady a bit of excitement is always good the circulation. I hope they weren't too unhappy with you.
Myhaven they other night when I put the chicks to bed I accidently locked the ISA's in the run when I went out later I let them in the coop. Only 1 went in and roosted the other 9 huddled out near the run door. I even shone a torch in the coop so they could see where to go but they wouldn't go in there silly things. Yours sound very clever putting themselves to bed.