Can I get advice from some of the experts here on the forum? We had a nice little flock of four chickens for our urban egg farm and we decided to add five more chicks who are now about 3 months old. I planned to move the new pullets into the chicken tractor we used before I built our old ladies a coop, then when they grew to full size I planned to move them into the coop. Sadly, two of our original flock were taken by a predator--one per night last Weds & Thurs. Whatever it is (bobcat, I think) figured out that there is a small window of time between the chickens putting themselves in for the night and me locking up the coop. That problem is now solved. When there were four of them, the hens would harrass the pullets and peck at the youngsters if they got too close. I've been watching their behavior the last couple of days and I have noticed that now the hens seem to be integrating with the younger flock (or vice versa). They're out scratching in the yard, roaming, and laying (laying down, not eggs) together in the little dirt beds they make. If they continue to get along in this fashion is it safe for me to secure them in the henhouse together? I feel completely safe letting them roam together without keeping an eye on the little ones to be sure they are safe, but I am hesitant to lock them into a confined area. Any advice you all can give me is greatly appreciated.