Hi Everyone, I have 2 Buff orpingtons who are about six months old and just started to lay. I also have 6 chicks who are a little over a month old. Due to a sudden rise in the opposum population on my property, the only safe place to keep them all is in my coop because they are somehow getting into the part of the house where I was keeping the chicks. So right now, the chicks are in a large dog crate inside the coop (which is 10x10 so there is plenty of room). I let them all into the coop together to see how they would react since they have seen each other almost every day since the chicks were born. One of the big girls didn't care at all, but the other was chasing the little ones and attacking them. She even went so far as to pick up one chick by her wing for a second. So my question is when can I just let them all live together without the dog crate? It would be much easier on everyone if they could all just get along. Please help. Thanks.