Hello all, Without going into too much distracted detail, pretty soon the winter months will be upon me here in New England and I will need to have my two egg laying flocks merge. I started with 7 egg layers (which are now 5 months old), and 2 months later opted to get 16 more birds to justify the infrastructure I invested in (so they're now 3 months old). I figure I have another month before I have to start worrying about the merger. Most of what I have read, centers around introducing a few new, younger, chicks to a sizable existing flock. In my case, I'm wondering if I shouldn't actually go in reverse: introduce one or two of the older chicks into the larger, newer, flock. My thinking (which might be wrong), is that when the older hen gets uppity, she'll be against 14 younger hens and 2 young roosters. Then continue going in this manner, introducing one older hen to the larger flock at a time. Thoughts? How bad of an idea is this? Better ideas are always welcome!