Okay so here is the situation. I currently have a flock of ten hens, eight wyandottes and two leghorns, and a rooster. Then the two pekin drakes. My friend is getting out of breeding chickens, decided it wasn't for him. He has some show quality Polishes, Silkies, and Americuanas. Knowing I have chickens he asked if I wanted them, free of charge, sweet guy. I also plan on getting some kahki campbells or indian runners from his sister, but that is a different story. Anyways, he asked me and I said I would definitely be interested. But with an already established flock, I am wondering if this is a dumb move. I have read that some chickens will peck the feathers out of the polishes head until they bleed and are raw, and some goes with the silkies. How he has them now they free-range all together, until he is ready for breeding and then they are separated. I told him I would for sure take the Americuanas, as they are about the same age, if not a little older then my others. And I would like to hatch out some chicks from them. I will probably replace my Wyandotte rooster with his two Americauna roosters, as mine is getting a tad aggressive. I'm not super worried about keeping everything purebred, he told me to mark the ones with lipstick or food dye when I want to breed, if I even get to that any time soon. Anyways, totally getting off track now. So what are your all's thoughts. Around Spring I should be able to get some chicken tractors, as they are on his property now and winter makes everyone lazy...So that may work I suppose in separating all of them, but they would still meet eachother free-ranging.