Hello everyone! I am new to the chicken scene but jumped in head first. I started by purchasing some baby Orp Buffs from the local feed bin. I also picked up a existing flock of 2 year old RIR's. 9 Hens and 1 Roo. His name is Rusty. My Orp Buffs are 8 weeks old now and living is a separate coop connected to the larger coop. I am afraid I and going to have to meat out the 9 RIR Hens. One because of their age and another is because I do not think I am going to be able to merge the two flocks together. They are still producing about 4-6 eggs a day. Along with having 14 teenage Orp Buffs I also have 5 teenage Guineas that are in the coop with my Orps. They are getting along great I might add. My main question tonight is does anyone think I will be able to keep Rusty (My RIR Roo) and merge him with my Orp Buffs as the Head of Household without any casualties? This is the smaller coop for the Orp Buffs and Guineas. This the two Coops connected but closed off at this time. Oh yeah.. I got a couple of Goats who get along great with the Chickens.