I have 12 hens and 1 rooster that are free range. 4 of the hens are 3 years old and the others and the rooster are a year old. I recently ordered several Rhode Island Red and Speckled Sussex eggs from Meyer's. Half of them were damaged when they arrived. I hatched 12 of the "good" eggs and those chicks are now 4 weeks old. To make up for the damaged eggs, the hatchery shipped 16 additional eggs a few weeks later. They just went into the incubator 4 days ago... Any advice on successful methods of integrating chicks into flocks with older hens as well as advice on how to integrate the ones that will be hatching with the younger chicks would be greatly appreciated! Any methods that anyone has tried as well as temporary coops or ways of separating the younger ones from the older ones during integration that have been successful?!?! Pictures of your set up would be great as well!!! Oh and is there any hope that the year old rooster will cooperate with integration or should I try to make other plans for him to make the process more successful?! Thanks in advance!!