I am the proud owner of a small flock of bantams consisting of Milly the Rhode Island Red and Heather the Salmon Faverolle who have lived happily together for the past two years. Yesterday I picked up two 9 week old-ish new girls, Echo a Silver penciled Plymouth Rock and Ebony, a non standard coloured Belgian D'uccle! I would like some advice on how I can make them accept each other and live in the same coop. I'vefound methods online but I'd like some tried and tested ideas from all you chickeny people I haven't tried introducing them yet, I currently have the pullets in a large rabbit cage where the other girls can see them (they will be free ranged on alternate days to the older girls from next week). I was going to keep them in there until they were a little bigger, to better defend themselves etc if the intro didn't go well. My hens didn't seem very fazed about the pullets being there after about two minutes of loud "omg look at this!!" clucking, so I'm not sure whether to wait. I'm pretty sure the faverolle will be fine but the RIR attacks my golden retriever!!! So I'm worried what she'd do to a young chicken!