Hi All! I have read many posts about Integrating new chickens to an existing flock...at this point, I need more specific advice to my situation. I haven't seen many indications of integrating with a rooster involved...here is my situation: Background: My 1 yr old flock is made up of 4 hens and 1 rooster. I got 3 female chicks in April that are now about 22 weeks old. I free range all the chickens and they live in 2 separate coops. They stay in separate flocks and roam around all day. The pullets are scared of the rooster because he cornered them a few times when they were younger, and one of the hens, also a RIR scared them away a couple times. Current situation: For the past 2 weeks or so, the 3 pullets have been getting braver and getting closer in proximity to the other hens. They are the same size as the adults now. The other hens do not mind them but there obviously is a "pecking order" or showing of respect for the elders... The 3 pullets are still scared of the Rooster. One of the main reasons why I added 3 pullets is so the Roo would have more ladies!!! When I give them treats I have to give it to them in separate locations or separate times. Otherwise they all roam around in separate flocks and often the 3 pullets do jog away when the others walk near them. Questions: 1) Should I attempt to put them all in the one coop - at night - and see what happens? I would like them to stay in 1 coop and just get used to each other. Is it worth trying at this point or is it a risk? Not sure if the pullets will get used to a new coop, let alone with 5 others. 2) I opened up the pullet's nesting boxes 2 weeks ago and the hens decided to lay in their coop instead of their own! The 5 also hang out near the pullet's coop during the day which is in a partially fenced in area (but not closed off) near a favorite dust bath area. I am afraid this is inhibiting the young pullets from wanting to lay since the Roo and hens are usually nearby. I do not think the 3 pullets are laying since they have not sung the egg song and haven't seen them in the nest boxes. My gut says the big girls and Roo nearby may be stressing them out. They all have very red and developed combs and wattles. Unless they are laying in the woods... Should I move the pullet's coop so the hens and Roo don't hang out near it? 3) I know the flocks may always stay separate...Will the younger ones ever accept the Rooster to mate with them? At this point its not looking like it! Any input will be helpful! Thank you!