Hi all, I had to restart my flock from scratch this year, and I started with two runner ducklings and two Polish tophats. The four get along very well, and all appear to be female - they're about 10 and a half weeks old now, and all are in the main coop. I have 8 new chicks, a mix of silkies, cochin bantams, one more Polish and an easter egger bantam. This second group was all raised together, and are all straight run. The age range is 2-6 weeks. I'd like to get them all together in the main coop.The ducks are fully grown and quacking up a storm, but not laying yet. The oldest Polish are fully feathered, but still making chick noises. I tried just moving the 6-week old chicks in, and they basically huddled in the corner all day - wouldn't go near food or water. The Polish were not too nasty, but made a point to claim the food and water areas for their own, even though I set up several. My new plan is to keep the littles in a small pen inside the main coop, so everyone can get acquainted. They spend the night inside, in their brooder. Anyone have experience with a situation like this? Any thoughts on how long I should keep them separated, or if there's other things I can do to make a smoother transition? Thanks!!