Well... it happened... the chicken laid the egg. Bahdum-cha! Yes! Background: I have 3 laying chickens that I inherited from the person I bought my house from (2 Buff Orphintons, 1 Americauna). We bought them a new coop and built a much larger run for them to frolic in (photos here). Then, we used the old small coop that came with the house to hold our 3 new ladies (1 Cuckoo Bluebar, 1 French Black Copper Marans, 1 Cream Legbar) once they became pullets. For the last 1-2 months we place that coop & small run on the other end of the big run so they could get to know each other safely, and last week we finally opened the gates and merged them. All seems well aside from my Americauna who likes to chase them back into the coop on occasion. No blood. Few tears. All is great... Except... they still operate as 2 separate flocks. We would like to remove the smaller coop and have them all share the nicer one. Question: Will both flocks naturally merge into one coop? Or will I have to remove the 2nd coop and try the "bring the ladies into the other coop at night" game. Any suggestions?