I have 5 pullets that will be 1 yr. in May. I have 15 chicks and 2 ducks (2.5 weeks old) that I am currently brooding inside but they should be able to venture to the coop in about 2 weeks. My question is that usually when making introductions you are adding a few birds into a larger flock. I was thinking of maybe doing the opposite and confining the 5 girls to a small area in the coop and giving the newbies free reign and then slowly introducing them. This would work better with the smaller amt. being in the smaller area. Plus the way my coop is laid out they would still have their nest boxes. I would basically be spliting it diagonally with chicken wire giving the new birds access to the coop and the run and leaving the big girls the nest boxes and free range access. Do you think that it will upset things too much? Maybe upsetting things is good in terms of a pecking order?