Hello everyone, we have four pullets, about 7 months old. Our friends had a fox/racoon/something nasty attack their coop and they only had one hen survive. She is about 18 months old. she's healthy now, and is coming to join our flock. (they are moving, can't have them at their new place yet, not getting more chicks until the spring). Last night we introduced them all outside of the coop, there was a fair amount of chest bumping / pecking / hackle raising / squawking going on, we intervened as we saw fit. We then fenced off one end of our run (12x8) and put the new girl in the fenced off section. she has a roost, food and water, and a nesting box in there. Its probably 15 sq ft. sides are chicken wire, tarp over the top. She and the rest of the girls have spent most of the day pecking at each other through the chicken wire divide, but hopefully getting used to each other somewhat. I'm wondering how long we should keep them seperated. I think we'll let them all free range together tonight and see how it goes, but I'd like to get her sleeping inside the coop by Friday night as the temps are supposed to drop below 50 and I don't like the idea of her sleeping out in the run when it's chilly. I know about putting her on the roost during the night, but how 'civilised' do they need to be to each other before we try that? Any suggestions on how to manage the integration would be welcome. I did the hanging cabbage trick but no one is interested in that yet. thanks for any advice.