this is the on going battle to get my 2 now about 8 week olds to integrate with the 3 6 week olds.. I moved the 3 younger to the coop and run a week ago. They are doing fine but still sleeping outside in the dirt. One of them ( white rock) is as big as the 2 older girls and never seems to have a problem getting along ( maybe because she looks like the older buff orpington and the chickens are not bright). however my EE last time was picking on the barred rock and the ugly gangly one, both of which MIGHT be roos but I am waiting due to uncertainty at this young age. When I seperate the 2 older girls from each other, the orpington cries relentlessly. However I really want to get the 2 older girls out of the dog crate as they need more exercise. how much pecking should I tolerate from the EE on the barred rock? Last time the barred just turned its back on the EE but the EE wouldnt stop pecking her so I took the 2 older ones out again. The 3 other girls are no consolation for the orpington. She wants to be with the EE. Should I put a box in the run for the barred to hide in if the EE picks on her again? I should be able to make one with a smaller doorway for her.