I've been reading a lot about integrating my new flock and my old flock together on here and thought I was ready. I have the following: 10 month old hens: 3 Araucanas 1 Rhode Island Red 2 Barred Rocks 11 week old hens: 2 Black Sex Links 3 Black Austalorps 2 New Hampshire Reds 3 Buff Orphingtons 1 11 week old Araucana Rooster I put them next to each other through a screen door for a few weeks and let them mingle for a little bit of and on a couple times. 2 days ago I put them together. They have a 4x8 coop at night and add a large run during the day. The babies seem to be really scared of the bigger girls even though only two of the adults really pay much attention to them. As I have read, it seems the lowest of the older girls are the ones that go after the bakes but it hasn't seemed too bad. No blood, just pecking and squealing by the babies. My concern is that the babies all stay huddled in the corner in fear anytime the big girls come in the coop and won't go outside for the most part unless we force them out. Should I consider this normal and expect that it will get better with time? Or am I trying to integrate them too early? Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks in advance.