I have three EE ladies, about a year old that I'm going to be integrating soon with the 3 pullets I've been keeping inside (12 week olds; Australorp, Sussex and Hamburg). We're building a new coop for them all but it's not quite done yet (hence why the youngsters are still inside). The basic plan is to put the new pullets into the new coop, let everyone stare at eachother for a few weeks and then move the big girls into the new coop at night. So far we've been trying to get them aquanted by putting the little ones in a little pen near the current coop and letting the big girls out to roam around when we do. They usually get to 'interact' like this for about 3 or 4 hours a day, minimum, and we've been doing this for about two weeks now. One of the older hens, Scrambles, keeps trying to attack them through the fencing. I get that this is normal but how long will it take to get her to settle down about them? I have this horrible feeling that if I put them together in the next month that there will be feathers everywhere and one or two of the little ones will get seriously hurt. She REALLY seems to have an issue with the new girls. Any advise is welcome.