I've been doing some planning for my future chicks- I am planning to integrate them around 4 months old, after being around the flock for about a month or so. At 5 months, we are going a lengthy vacation. I am getting a rooster, and I know 5-6 months are a crucial time. Will my chicks be wild if I don't have contact with them for 2 weeks? And, will all the pecking be settled?