Hi everyone. I've been looking to find this question...I apologize if I'm repeating a forum. I have 6 chicks that are all 2 1/2 month old EE's and black austrolorps... I know 1 EE is a cockerel... Possibly 2.. They have been kept in a run and coup right next to my older 5 chickens run. They are 5 month old- 1 Buff Orp, 2 light brahmas, 1 GLW and 1 GLW Rooster They've been next to each other for a couple of weeks. I recently introduced them in my yard. went great... Even the roost was nice... BUT one of my light brahmas-bottom of the pecking order-was sneaking and pecking them every chance she had..She's our only chicken I've seen constantly mean behavior towards the flock and me... Not a nice girl.... So... What age and or size is it safe to start putting the smaller ones in the coup with my older ones if they are already getting along in the yard (minus my LB)... Should I remove the LB first (we've been debating rehoming, stew or seeing how it goes) My other concern is integrating the 1 maybe 2 EE cockerel chicks... AND will this affect my girls who are about to lay... Stressful? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!!