Hi, I've got sort of a mess trying to integrate my broody orpington and her three 8-week-olds with our two other hens. They've been seeing eachother all along, because the broody has been moved around the back yard in a pen with her babies...even right close up to the run with the two big girls. She was originally part of the big girl flock, but as anticipated, there are "issues" reintegrating. Does anybody have any advice on this? I've separated our wyandotte hen because she's quite aggressive to everyone. Now the broody orpington and her chicks are in with our australorp and there have been lots of attacks on the australorp hen by the broody all day. Do I assume that they will all settle down? What constitutes dangerous aggression...blood? I've got lots of hyperventilation going on, but no blood as of yet. What to do with the aggressive wyandotte...soup? I always said I'd never keep a mean chicken, but eggs are always nice. If I keep her isolated for a few days, will her status in the flock change maybe? If I try putting everyone in a completely new area for a while, maybe that will help any territorial issues? But then, I'm sure there will be an egg strike! LOL. Thank you to anyone who can tell me what's what!