I purchased 6 lt brahma chicks from a local feed store April 17th which were supposed to all be pullets (95%) but we have already re-homed 2 roosters and I'm pretty sure I have 2 more left. 1 of the pullets began laying a little over a week ago. I purchased chickens strictly for eggs so I decided I better pick up a few more hens and found a wonderful seller locally who sold me 2 blue jersey giant pullets (17 weeks old) and 1- 2 year old EE who has already laid 2 times for me since Saturday. The way my coop is set up includes 2 boxes, 1 for the girls to sleep in and the other side is split in half for nesting boxes. The first night the 'jersey girls' slept in the corner outside of the boxes and Star (my EE) slept on the perch in the coop. Now my brahmas and the jerseys sleep in the box together at night while Star sleeps on the perch but during the day my new girls stay clear of the brahma clan. I've been letting my original 4 free range during the day so the new ones can freely roam their new arrangements and eat/get water, etc. My question is how long will it take for everyone to be 'friends'? Also, how long should I keep them in the coop before I can let them free range without the chance of them wandering off. I think I've read 2weeks is a good time frame but just double checking. Our coop/run area currently is about 35 sq feet but we are in the process of expanding that another 64 sq feet. The resting box is about 2x3. The Jersey girls are just so nervous/scared right now if the others are around. I'm hoping this gets better soon.