Hi, I am new to BYC. I have 3 hens and 1 roo (RIR) that I have raised and are close to a year old. I have in the past two weeks put four more 3 month old (2 hens and 2 roos) in with the original four, this after having them in a seperate pin for a month so they could get used to seeing one another. After a a little bit of a rude welcoming from the roo and one of my hens they do not, at the current time, seem to want to socialize with each other. My concern is will they eventually bond and become one flock or allways stay distant from one another. I will also, in about a month, be integrating 9 more that I have riased together into the flock. I will also be culling out the roos so that I have only two for for the whole flock. They are all free range or are going to be and all will be using the same coup to lay and roost. Will I need to close them in together for a while so they can get to know each other and get their pecking order down or will this happen in an open free range environment.