Ok, I'm new at this and had my coop with Reds and Arauconas ( all very young hens ) and one Araucona rooster ( also very young!)....my Cuckoo Maran chicks were getting big enough to join the coop, so I put them out. The older hens are totally shunning them and won't let them eat or drink!! I've set out another feeder and waterer. The rooster is just hanging with his original girls and doesn't bat an eye at the new chicks. While they are not being beaten up, I am really concerned about them being part of the flock. Will they eventually be accepted or am I in trouble here???? Coop is very large and they have a nice large 'play yard'..........HELP!!!!!