Hi Everyone. This is my first post. I have learned so much from reading what everyone else has to say, but now I have a question. We have 15 free ranging standard chickens. They are 17 weeks old and we had them since they were day olds. Yesterday we got two silkies, which are about the same age- but of course much smaller. We were told to just put them in with our chickens and let them work out the pecking order. We tried this for awhile, but the two silkies were getting pecked so violently, I doubt they would have survived without being separated. Any suggestions how I should introduce the silkies?