Do younger birds learn bullying behavior from older birds that do that? I have 27 chickens. I have 2 coops. 4 LF hens (1 year) 2 LF cockerels (4.5 months) 2 LF pullets (4.5 months) 6 bantam pullets (3 months?) 1 bantam Silkie cockerel (4.5 months) 12: 2-3 week old LF chicks (all sexed females ) I have a couple of dilemmas I’m trying to work out. Currently the chicks occupy my prefab coop with an enclosed run. Plenty of space for them right now. All the other birds, bantams and LF, occupy my walk-in coop (no run attached). Currently all birds free range my very large yard except the chicks. The only birds I have that behave like bullies are my 3 SLW. I hate it and want to get rid of them. A friend told me my younger birds may learn to behave like them if I don’t get rid of them soon. My problem is that will leave me with only 3 females for the cockerels for the next several months until my chicks reach POL. But if I keep them will they turn my other birds into bullies? Should I, A) just keep the SLW and leave the chicks in the prefab coop/run until POL (December/January)? OR... B) once my chicks are old enough to integrate (6-8 weeks?) and I rehome the SLW should I put the 2 cockerels in the prefab coop/run (they will be able to see the girls) until the chicks reach POL so they don’t overbreed my remaining 3 older females? The chicks would go into the walk-in coop with the older females and bantams. I’m not sure how to manage this since I have different options. What do you guys think are the pros and cons of the solutions?