I took my large dog kennel and placed it in my run. I then built a small covered run off of the kennel and covered the kennel with a tarp. Then I went and got my almost seven week old chicks and placed them in the little coop/run within the run. I am working towards integration in a few weeks. I then sat on my deck and watched everyone checking each other out. My husband was mowing and blew some of the grass into the run. My alpha roo, who until this point was just standing and watching the chicks, started his scratching and low clucking he does when he finds a treat. This time he was doing it to call the chicks to eat!!!! It was sooo cute. He's clucking and scratching and the little chicks are right next to him, with the poultry wire barrier. Maybe integration won't be any trouble at all!