I recently moved my 8 week old banam cochins up in with my cockerel as his 2 hens were killed by a fox and he was very lonely. And luckily he was glad to have company tha he never bothered at all when i added the chicks. Even though one of them insisted on grabbing hold of his wattles and swinging from his face. . However i recently added 3 more chicks at 6 weks old and their integration isn't going well. My cockerel is great with them. However the 8 week old chicks are evil. One of the new cockerels attacked and killed my 6 week old cockerel in the night. Said cockerel is no longer a problem. However te 8 week old hens are still picking on the little ones. and after 3 days they are still 2 seperate groups despite being locked in the coop together. How long will it take before the chicks fully integrate? I usually let them free range but i have kept them inside as i don't know if the chicks will find their way back. Also as they are so smal and the cockerel is busy protecting the 8 week olds i'm worried about letting tem about because of crows etc.