I am having a heck of a time getting my 2 pullets in with the rest of my hens. I have (4) 1.5 year old hens and I have been trying to get my now 16 week pullets in with them full time. Since the middle of May, the two pullets have been in a tractor that abuts the main run. The girls could all talk and get to know each other. The past month and some they have been free ranging together for hours a day. The two pullets always stay away from the other 4 girls and the girls tend to buzz them every so often, but for the most part everyone is happy. About a month ago, the pullets went into an enclosure in the run so they could be part of the group. Every so often, i would leave them out there and try to get them to go to bed with the big girls, but no luck until a few nights ago. They have all been going to bed together, but come 5:40 am, there is mad hysteria in the coop and the big girls attack the little ones pretty badly. One of the pullets is now missing her tail... Any suggestions on how to get them together for good? I am in a quiet neighborhood and away at work during the day, so I can't leave them together and make horrible noises during the day. How can I get them to play nice???? The pullets should be laying soon for crying out loud. help!