I have been in the process of merging my 9 week olds with my 16 week olds for about 1 1/2 weeks. It's not too bad except that the majority of the time, the young girls are hiding, as the older girls keep them from food and water etc. There is no co-mingling as I have hiding places etc. I have separate food/water areas, so everyone can eat and drink. There is chasing and pecking but because there are hiding places, I am not sure that they are ever going to start to hang together. Should I remove the crate inside the run? They all roost fairly well together and sometimes the younger girls go into the coop before the older girls and take their spots. Thanks for your thoughts!