Well, I let my girls meet each other last evening and it was HORRIBLE!!! I have 3 RIR hens that are a little over a year and seven 8 week old pullets. They have been co habitating in the same coop with chicken wire dividing them for approx 2 wks now, the babies also have and enclosed run w/hardware cloth, which they can always see and hear the big girls and vice versa. I decided last night to let the little ones free range about an hour before bed to mingle w/ the big girls who always free range. They just went crazy and practically attacked the little ones, I had 3 little ones who were bleeding (cleaned them up and gave them some lovin and they are all fine just shaken up and scared) I thought I was doing this right. UGH! Does it get any easier or will they always want to kill them? Now this morning I let the little ones out for a couple hours (just to get some free range time) the big girls are still locked up , then I will lock the babies up and let the butt heads out!! Any advice Please!!