I have two 8 week ish cochins that I might need to work into my flock. I adopted them as marans but marans they are not. However, they may also not be girlie girls. double I moved them outside this week (they had been in a crate on my kitchen table). I have a plastic crate connected to a wire one so they have space and the girls can see them. Today for bit I left them out to roam the run with the older girls. The first time I had put them out maybe two weeks ago just in a wire crate in the yard- the wynadotte really was after them through the bars. So today I watched her closely but she really was ok. Surprisingly the leghorns both went after the chicks several times although they had been seemingly oblivious when I was only putting the chicks out for a few hours while the girls fee ranged. Anyway- the leghorns were pretty serious about their feelings- actually grabbing the cochins feathers. I scooted the leghorns away and stayed close and in the end after about 15 minutes everyone was dong their own thing. I did not leave the cochins out- that will be a long time coming I suspect. This is my first time ever with chicks and integrating them. If either one is a pullet- and I do need to integrate- can I just keep letting them together for longer periods supervised? I work three jobs-just under 70 hours a week) so I don't get a lot of time to spend with them. Will twice a week "together time" be enough?