I have 2 two year old hens and 2 ten-week old pullets. They have been together in the same coop and run for about 2 weeks now (before that the chicks were in a cage in the run). They avoid each other all day long--the ten week olds hang out inside the coop when the older hens are in the run, and they switch places a couple of times during the day. Basically the younger ones run away from the older ones. I have been putting food and water inside the coop so the little ones will be able to get to it. I'm wondering how long this will go on--will they eventually eat and drink together and not run away from each other? I would like to stop putting the extra food and water inside the coop eventually because it's making a mess, and I want to train them all to go outside to eat and drink and hang out and go inside at night. Also, the younger ones are sleeping in the nesting boxes, I think because they feel safer from the older ones there--is that something to worry about? Will they eventually go up on one of the roosts, even if it means being closer to the older ones?