We have a hen that is about 8 months old (a Delaware) she has been the only chicken and is handled regularly - well, this weekend we got another chicken from a friend, a RIR, she is about 2 1/2 months. We let thme both free range when we brought her home and then later in the evening put them in the coop - some pecking from the older one and then they went up and went to sleep. This morning they were down eating together and then after that - the older wouldn't let the younger chicken down out of the top of the coop and keeps chasing her and pecking her - we let them out to free range for a few hours and there was no fighting - then when it was time to go back in - the older chased the younger back upstairs and was making a lot of cackling noises . . . ALL DAY . . .now tonight they are up sleeping together again . . . but I am worried that tomorrow will be another day of chasing, pecking and cackling and wonder if there is anything that we can do to make this a little smoother on both of them (and us)!?