I have 2 seven-week-old EE pullets that I want to join my older flock of 4 GSL's when the time comes. I'm trying to get them used to each other right now by having the little babies in a fenced area and letting the big chickens come up to look at them and get used to them. One of them used to fluff up and test the big girls' place in the pecking order, but she doesn't anymore. Today I put the chickens into the pen one at a time (under close supervision) and they only got a couple remaining bits of fuzz tugged off. The chickens that didn't peck got lots of corn to eat as a reward. However, I'm still scared for the chicks. They won't be living with the big chickens for a while, but I'm still afraid that they won't be accepted. Is there any peck-free way that I can merge the 2 mini-flocks? I know that the reason they peck is because they want to establish the final pecking order, but is there any way I can stop it?