Hi All, I have 9 Rhode Island Reds pullets that I got as day olds in mid August. I then recently got 4 (as yet unsexed) Buff chicks (thanks PurpleChicken (Don)) that are now I would think at least 6 weeks old. I would like to move the Buffs to the coops with the RIR's but I'm afraid of bad behavior from the older girls. Some years back when I had chickens at another house I had mixed results by waiting til after dark, bringing the younger birds into the coop and literally smearing all the chickens with shaving cream, the idea being to make everybody smell the same.....this actually worked most times but every now and then I would find a smaller bird pecked to death by the older ones. Since I've been browsing BackYardChickens I've read about partitioning off a part of the main coop with wire and having a hole in the wire large enough for the smaller birds to get out and mix in the main part of the coop. I am still concerned that maybe the larger birds might still corner one or more of the smaller ones ? How does everyone else do this ?? Thanks! Joe Oxford, CT.