Ok, so I went to my brother's and picked up my pretty new fluff ball (a beardless silkie - so cute and soft! - 12 weeks old) & brought her home to my girls. Introduced her to my babes and all went well. I gave them a little cooked rice to bribe them, but I guess it worked. They weren't giving her a good 'ole Hoosier welcome, but they weren't shunning her or pecking at her, so Mama was happy. (Oh, and yes I know how she was raised, she was kept away from other babes for a good while before I brought her home, etc.) Then, I took 7 of my JG girls and my RIR roo and stuck them in our existing coop, because our brooder was waaaay over crowded, and the new coop won't hold them all anyway; they were going to have to share either way. So, it was already dark out and my 8 black Australorp ladies were already in for the night, but still awake. I stuk my littles in there with them on the roosts and for each girl I brought in to roost, they just moved over and didn't give a fuss. So proud of them! I went to check on everyone a little bit ago, after about an hour of integration in both environments and all is well! On a side note - a cute side note: When I picked up each girl to carry them out to the big girl coop, they had a fit when I picked them up, but when I pulled them in against my chest, I could feel their hearts slow down and they buried their heads in my chest. The boyfriend is at work tonight and when I told him, he just laughed and said "They definitely know who their mommy is!" I have lots of warm fuzzies. I'll check on everyone in the morning, but I am hopeful!