I have a situation I'd like some thoughts on. I have several pens of chickens. The "nice" pen has my colored egg layers. These girls are sweet and that's where I introduce pullets. There are no issues here. My brown egg pen is another story. My brown egg layers are a bunch of ruffians. I wanted to introduce my BO and my BOxPR to that pen (brown eggs) and put the BO in a cage for a week in there. After letting her out, the RIRs and BRs picked on her. I had 2 GSL who were beaten up by these girls that they were raised with (1 dead and 1 probably isn't going to make it ). After seeing the BO get picked on, I got mad. I took the RIRs and one of the BRs and put them in the pen with the two roos and two ducks. I then moved the BOxPR in the pen with the BO. Now, I have 1 BSL, 1 BR, and 1 BR roo and 1 Brahma weenie roo in the pen with the two new girls. The roos aren't the troublemakers. So, my plan is to keep them for weeks like this so I have them bond, then I'm planning on adding the 2 RIRs and the BR back in. The BR roo is going to freezer camp eventually and the Brahma may too. The reason I want the brown egg layers together is that I'm raising 2 EE roos and have 2 marans roos that will go in with the colored egg layers to produce EEs and OEs. I want to eventually replace the RIRs and BRs with BOs. Would this shuffling work? Am I insane?