I have a question (like that's new). I have 8 (7f + 1m) RIR & EE that are about 19 weeks old. A couple of them are laying (aside: first eggs are so small and cute). I was lucky to get 5 Barred Rocks who are now 7.5 weeks old. I put the 5 in a dog cage wrapped in chicken wire and put that in the coop (8'x10') last week. Every evening I let them out of the cage into the coop/run area and kick the bigs out to the yard for a couple of hours (2-4). I have attempted to let the bigs in the run (10'x20') with the littles and the bigs chase and peck the littles (as expected). OK, so here's my question. How much pecking & chasing is normal when trying to integrate birds like this? There's been no blood or injuries. The littles aren't chased by ALL the bigs. Mainly just 3 (2 RIR & 1 EE). The others either ignore them or just knock them out of the way. The roo pretty much ignores them or a quick butt peck but nothing nasty. What is a "normal" amount of pecking order discipline?