I integrated my two small flocks into one big one a few weeks ago.
Everybody's getting along well enough, but they haven't exactly bonded.
It's like watching two schoolgirl cliques on the playground.
You've got the young girls in their pretty outfits on one side...
...and the older, mean girls on the other.
The older girls like to hang out in the younger girls' coop and vice versa.
Minnie and Mrs. Hughes even laid eggs in there today, starting some sort of turf war.
The new girls are almost 21 weeks old, so they could start laying eggs at any time.
My guess is they'll use the older girls' nesting boxes just for spite.