I have 3 Hens all about a year old, 2 Barred & 1 Buff Orp who have been cooping together for most of their life. I now have three 8 week old pullets in a temporary coop next to them. The big girls obviously roam free during the day and the little ones come out on supervised roam time only. ( so the hawks don't get them) My question is will they ever be able to be allowed to mingle and stay in the big coop? The big ones got into the little coop one day when the kids were feeding them and they cornered all the little ones. The two barred's aren't overly aggressive but my Buff Orp pecks the little ones much harder than the others. Surprisingly she is not the Alpha hen of the bunch. Please tell me this gets better with time.