First and foremost, I would like to thank you all for the wonderful bits of advice I have pulled from this site. I have been a "secret" reader for over a year now. I read this forum like I would the Sunday paper back in the day! I know there are many topics on integration. Last year, I was successfully able to integrate some younger birds with slightly older birds (I am talking like an age difference of 12 weeks and 20 weeks so not too drastic) based off of info from this site. I used the "split the run in half" technique to get the birds accustomed to each other. I would bring out the younger birds in the AM and put them back in their "holding coop" in the PM. I basically made a fence type contraption to split the run in half. This year I would like to try and integrate some younger birds with what is left of my existing flock. I was thinking about buying a cheap coop from Tractor Supply and setting-up it up right next to my main coop and run so that the birds can get use to each other. After some time, I would remove the temporary coop and place the new birds in with the existing flock? Has anyone tried this? I figure it is like the dog crate idea, just with a larger place to roam. The birds could see each other all day and act accordingly. Lastly, this would eliminate the labor of moving the birds from their holding coop to the main coop each and every day until it is time to let them be together. Thank you in advance for any feedback.