We had a catastrophy at home and lost two of our three hens. Fortunately a neighboor was getting rid of his three chickens (about the same age) and we decided to take them along with their coop. Well, the new girls are quite the bullys with our surviving hen, and if it wasn't because she's a swift little road runner they would be really kicking her butt. The thing is that I want to merge coops so that they all sleep together. Don't really want to deal with two structures, two heat lamps, two lights, etc. Plus, i got the new hens so that our little survivor has 'friend' to cuddle with. I followed the advice from the different threads I read here, where you bring the girls in at night, and it didn't go to well. The new girls proceded to beat the crap out of their host and actually kicked her out of her own coop. What do I do now. Should I just make peace with having two coops? Should I try it in a couple of weeks again? (they've only been together for about 4 days). Should I just let them fight it and they will learn to resolve their 'differences'? If it's not one thing it's another. I invest more time, labor and brain power on these chickens that I have on anything else before in my life... B.