Here's the situation, we wanted to raise egg layers but had never done it before. So, we started out with four Broiler chicks. We brooded them inside till about 4 1/2 weeks old and then move them out to our chicken coop. Right now there are about five weeks old. Four days ago, we picked up our egg laying chicks that are, as best I can tell, a week old. They are in the brooder in the house.
So, I have two batches of four chicks approximately a month apart in age. What is the best way to integrate them into my coop outside?
Thanks in advance for any advice!