Are golden and silver laced wyandottes??? I started the integration process between my almost 6 month old Marans (Cuckoo and BCM - three hens of each and one BCM roo) and my almost 4 month old GLW and SLWs and Brown Leghorns (2 each of the GLW and SLW pullets and one GLW cockerel and the three leghorns are all pullets). I have had them housed next to each other for quite a while now with 1/4 inch hardware cloth between them (on the bottom) and chicken wire (on the top). I wanted to wait till all of the littles had stopped peeping. I was afraid that the larger/older Marans would just slaughter them.... especially since the marans hens have all started laying in the last month or so. Anyhoooo, it seems that the joke is on me because the bigs are being pecked by the littles ! Now, the two roosters haven't squared off yet and the Marans seems willing enough to accept the GLW roo, but today was the first day and I was close by monitoring. The GLW roo and one of the Cuckoo hens went at it though! She managed to pull a bunch of feathers out of his disrespectful little head. I separated them and a few moments later, he was ready for more and went after her. I wanted to get these two groups integrated into the same coop prior to winter. Do you all think that this is still a realistic goal? I am going to continue to let them all out together in the mornings and watch them. But I won't let the Wyandotte group boot the Marans out of the larger coop. If it comes to that, the Wyandottes will have to stay roosting in the smaller coop from now on. I sure wish now, that I had tried this when they were still peepers. Let me know from your experience how good my chances are to have these guys cohabitating by mid November. Thanks in advance and I'll be looking forward to your responses .