so today i began introducing my two groups of chicken babes: group one: three silkies (all females) two polish (one boy, one girl) nearly 8 weeks old. group two: a total of 8, all regular sized and 4 different breeds. nothin fancy. nearly 4 weeks old. our night time temperatures have ranged between 55-65 degrees at night for the last month. group one has been living outside for two weeks. i brought group two outside today into the run. group one was separated from group two by chicken wire. they spent all day in view of each other and no one was upset. both sides had treats and enough food and water. i asked my roommates to watch over them until i came home..... alas i came home and no room mates were home. group one had torn down our make-shift chicken wire-seperation wall to climb up into the house for the night. group two was outside crying, not sure how to walk up the ramp yet. so i picked everyone up from group two and put them in the house with group one. both groups got all mixed together in a large cuddle puddle. they are currently out there sleeping together. group two slept outside in the brooder with no light last night and didn't cry about the cold. they were so happy! so.....is this okay? i was going to set my alarm for the time when the sun rises to make sure everyone gets along when they wake up...is this over kill? the rooster from group one has NOT begun crowing. he has become the dominant chicken for sure....but no pecking or hurting anyone.... i just don't want to wake up to dead chickies in the morning. is it too soon to let them sleep together? thanks forum, i've learned so much from this website!!!!!