I asked for advice the other day and like any good American, I ignored it. So I ask again, am I doing the wrong thing? About a week ago, I got my first chickens. 2 leghorns and 2 Rhode Island Reds. They are about 8 months old. I also got their coop and so forth. I got impatient with them for not laying one stupid egg yet, so I got 2 more chickens out of frustration. (1 Australorp and 1 Barred Rock). I found out later that the 2 new ones are only 3 months old and wouldn't be laying anyway. OK, so I threw the new ones in with the old ones to let them figure it out. After a day, I came home to find the Barred Rock with some blood on her head. They have been being pecked to high heaven and I just felt like they were now in danger. So I seperated them and I am going to split the pen in half and build another coop right next to it. I am hoping that if I have them living right next to each other, they will get along better if I combine them in the future and bring in new chickens to the second coop. Is any of this making sense? Anyway, did I screw up in th first place or am I screwing up now? PLEASE HELP!