Its a long story but I have 2 coops right now. They are right by each other. Currently they are not free ranging. 1 coop has a broody hen with her 3 babies that are about a month old. I let them free range at first but she kept taking them by the dog run and the chicks would go in it and one got eaten. So until they are big enough not to fit through I am keeping them in the coop. She hasn't layed eggs yet and is a very good mom. She used to have a flock but all of them got killed or eaten bc they were roosters. She is sweet and lets you hold her and her babies.
The other coop has 17 chicks that are 7 weeks old and are not completely feathered. Im sure there are roosters but can't tell quite yet. So I know that number will go down but it will be a few months before I will cull those to make sure.
Then I have 9 chicks inside that are a few days old.
Should I incorporate the 2 coops once everyone is feathered? Or once the hen starts laying again? They know about each other but I don't know if they would get along.
Should I just let them all out and see what happens or is that a bad idea?
I googled this but everyone seems to do things differently and in my situation I have 4 different ages to worry about lol