All has gone surprisingly well with combining my adult and juvenile flocks. There was some minor chasing of the babies by the adults, but even that has settled down somewhat. Thor, my adult roo, chased one of the pullets, Ivy, the other day but surprisingly got chased back by Ivy's roo, Impy. The babies raid the adult's yard at least once a day looking for any scratch the big birds might have missed and vice versa. All is well and then there's Chloe, an adult brahma hen. Chloe is now the lowest-ranking member of her flock since Lil'Bit passed away. Lilith used to be, but then Thor took a liking to Lilith and Chloe lost out. Anyhow, the adults eat layer pellets. They have been eating them since the started on layer feed way back when. The babies eat layer crumbles. Mama is not quite comfortable feeding the babies pellets, with the silkies and meat birds in the flock. Both flocks feeders are kept full. Each day, when it's time for me to let the younger ones out, Chloe makes a beeline for the baby coop and raids their feeders. Some days she's out there waiting for me to open their door so she can get at their feeders. DH says it's because for some reason, she prefers or needs the crumble. I say she's just asserting her dominance with the only chickens she can, the babies. Well?