My current flock of 4 EE hens and 1 (absolutely LOVELY) Roo will turn 1 year old in April and May. I eagerly await the arrival of my 6 new day-old chicks mid-April. They will, of course, stay in the dog crate in the living room for their infancy, as did the others last year (we brought the whole crate onto the deck on nice days). My flock are pastured as free range as can be and still live (ie: mobile coop behind electric flock fencing which is relocated every couple of weeks.) I'm getting nervous thinking about when and how I will blend these two flocks. When I got my Roo last October, the girls went after him with a blood lust until he set them straight. I shiver to think what a well placed peck to the head would do to a chick. HELP!!