Our chicks are finally moved into the coop! The coop is divided and the big girls can't get to the littles. The littles are in the run during the day and the big girls free range. It's been about a week, so I thought we were ready for group time. Not so! The older girls chased and pecked the babies relentlessly. Wouldn't let them go near the feeder/water even though I spread meal worms and treats all over, and had multiple water options spread out. How long does it usually take before they will be accepted? Should I keep them separated all the time, or is it ok for the big girls to be so bossy? Pepper is the only nice one to the babies. My fav, Ginny the BO. Our Barred Rock and Silver Wyandotte are really looking different now. Funny looking little Buckeye. I hope she gets prettier! Also, she seems to get picked on the most. Why would that be?