So yesterday I was able to let to ladies free range for a little bit for the first time! It was so exciting and fun! They are still not fully integrated since I added the littles to the coop last Friday, but there has still been no bloodshed, only segregation and hesitation. I don't really feel like I can ask for much more than that. However, when I let them out to play, they actually mingled!! I just sat in the grass with them and they went to town! Some of my little even started talking My wonderful man just giggles at me, but he humors me, lol. The ladies are all getting friendlier, too. Now, if only I could get them to integrate in the coop... If it stays dry tomorrow, I will do my best to let them free range some more and see how that goes. On a side note...Previously, the coop door came open and the ladies got out along with the roo, he ran off and was never heard from again. So, now we're reluctant to let our little roo out to play with the girls. Is this rational, or will he hang near home with his girls? He's pretty friendly and not aggressive (yet).