Hi everyone - I have 6 BSL that are 8 months that I got as babies. I followed all the forum advice for getting them to go in at night, roosting, laying, etc. They all are doing great - yeah. Now chicken math - recently added 3 four week old chicks (Buff, Maran and an Ameracuana). I again followed lots of forum wisdom for integrating; a separate run area, separate roost area in coop, then followed by integration with a safe area but still a separate roost area at night in the same coop. All is going well, they are 8 weeks and other than an occasional peck the bigs leave them alone. However the littles are terrified of the bigs and run for cover whenever the girls come by, even though the bigs really don't bother them. My run has many different areas so they can find space. So a few questions - do you all think they will remain 2 flocks or as the littles catch up size wise will they possibly fully integrate and not be so skittish. Second and my current bigger problem is how do I teach the littles to go in at night on their own like the bigs. I understand they are scared of the bigs but do have there own safe space in the coop with a roost, a sectioned off area with a small door. Right now after the bigs go in I go out to the run to retrieve the little guys who are always waiting by the door for me. I can't train them by enclosing them in the coop for a week as that would block the girls access from their nesting boxes. Any and all advice appreciated!