Hey all! I am hoping you have some advice. We have two flocks that need to become one. We have a group of 6 chicks that are about 14 weeks old. We added 3 more chicks 3 weeks after the first set. We kept all of them in dog crate brooders next to each other until the older ones went outside at 8 weeks. Then we started moving the younger chicks to an outside brooder during the day so the older chicks could get to know them. When the younger chicks were 8 weeks, we moved them to an outside brooder full time in the run with the others. We close them up at night but let them all interact all day. The older ones pick on the younger ones so they tend to hide under a rabbit hutch. They do come out some so they aren't terrified but they aren't joining the flock. We knew it would take some time but it isn't happening so far. Is there something we're missing here? Should we just start putting the little ones in the coop with the big ones at night or keep waiting for them to all get along better? I wanted to add that I am reading the topic of the week but often these discussions are about adding younger chicks to adult. I am wondering if there are differences. Thanks!