I have a mixed integrated flock of 15 hens, 6=8 months. I recently acquired 4 hens from a gal financially able to maintain a large flock. 2 EE (appear 6mos. or so/near laying/one is squatting) and 2 Aracaunas I thought were the same age, but are actually just feathered, so about 12 weeks??? Concern. I have a separate coop area that I have the 4 new ones in, nesting boxes available, but no way to allow them out in run together except for short stints while I can supervise. The EE may get integrated in a couple weeks or so, but the 2 young hens will not be able to fend for themselves for a few months. Are the 2 littles OK inside the coop, with windows, until the spring when they can safely be integrated into the larger flock? I feel awful without them having outside space to roam, but don't know how to keep them safe. I plan to introduce a dust bath area for them and keep a varied diet so they can have best quality possible, but does anyone not let hens out in run for several weeks at a time? Once she had the young girls with her, I couldn't say no, she was in real financial distress to care for them.