I just bought two new 3 month old Silkie hens today and I am unsure how to introduce them to my almost 5 month old hens and a rooster. I was suggested to put them in their new pen at night with the other Silkies while they were roosting so when they wake up it shouldn't be as big of a deal for them. But I am worried about the older ones hurting them. They are about half their size and the rooster is about 3 times their size, if not bigger! I decided to put them in with the rest of my Silkies with a big head of lettuce. I sat with them the whole time as they tucked into the lettuce. The rooster kept "flaring" at the younger Silkies and would peck them. I am afraid to leave them down there... without me, my older Silkies would hurt them. There was actually a Silkie that wasn't bothered by them at all. She didn't peck them at all either. (She's not in any of the pictures below) Here are some pictures of when I put the younger Silkies in their new pen: Far back left, Roxy the Rooster. Front left, Jess the hen. Behind the lettuce, Precious the hen. In front of lettuce, Princess the young Silkie hen. Far right, Poly the other young Silkie hen. Front, Princess. Back, Precious. Front, Precious. Middle, Roxy. Back, Jess. They were all hiding inside the coop. Cowards From left to right: Princess, Poly and Dizzy... the Duck.