I have 4 almost 12 week old pullets, (actually we are pretty sure the Delaware is a roo), out in the run in a separate, safe space with a doghouse. They can be seen, heard and interact with the three 9 month old pullets, one of whom is broody and ignores them completely. The 2 RIR's are curious, and definitely showing their dominance, but nothing vicious so far at any rate. I have allowed them to interact outside their protected area under supervision from me for about 20 mins. each day. I guess I am wondering when I can throw them to the wolves.....We also have ducks, but they don't seem to care about them at all. They don't bug the older pullets either. Also, what can I expect between my drake and the roo? Eventually, we will have 9 pullets (we have three 6 week old pullets still in the house), 1 cockerel, 6 ducks, 1 drake. They have Fort Knox which is about 300sq.ft. which contains the duck house and the chicken coop, where they go at night and are locked up. During the day the have access to an additional 400 sq. ft. of yard to run around and forage in with a pool and shelter. I'd like to get the young ones out of the house and into the protected area in a couple more weeks, so I want the first group integrated. Am I rushing things? Any advice would be great!