My neighbor and I purchased chicks back together in May...unfortunately we both lost one each because of hawks...she was down to 2...I had to cull one that was sickly and not healing adequately...bringing my count to 2....just this week she lost one to an unknown predator...hers free range all day...the body wasn’t taken and found under their deck the following day. As she only has one she is worried bout her accepting other chickens and while looking for others she happened upon some ducklings needing immediate rescue...she is on her way to adopt them now So, she feels like scully will not take to other ducks and honestly I think she’s just over the chickens anyway after her losses...she wants me to take scully into my “flock”. Scully free ranges, as I mentioned and spends 80% of her day ranging around the perimeter of my run talking to my chickens...I feel like at this point she is neglected although not intentionally, by my neighbors...I have had to feed her and made a nesting box for her as her coop has been literally bare bones without even bedding inside. Here is the chicken breakdown: Scully- speckled Sussex Rae- dark Brahma Gloria- buff Orpington These three are all same age. Top hers and bottom two mine Beaker - Black crested Polish Rocket - Black crested Polish Foggy- white leghorn Camilla- Rhode Island white These bottom 4 are 7.5 weeks. They have been in a small brooder coop attached to large coop and plans were to integrate them with the older two this weekend... My question is how should I go about integrating scully in. Currently she has free ranged with the babies at times and gets along great with them...Rae is the top of the pecking order and when giving opportunity has chased scully as well as the babies...she is very attached to Gloria and they are inseparable Should it be a two part process? Scully can’t room in with the babies as she can’t fit in their current door dimensions....was feeling like integrating to the babies then the 5 to the olders might be the less stressful and make sure Rae doesn’t take advantage of her place in the flock. Any suggestions are helpful as I gotta start this sooner than this weekend and feel like maybe might start tomorrow early afternoon ...work nights so after my morning sleep...getting right at it???