I went out this morning and found all the hens by themselves in the run and all the chicks are in the coop roosting, looking for food on the floor or enjoying the security and comfort of a nest. I hereby bang my gavel and declare my flock is fully integrated and no one got hurt, not even a scratch on any of them.
Brood pens are coming out as soon as I get the energy and I may clean up all the wood chips and just leave the dirt in the run. I belong to the deep bedding, clean twice a year club and so far it has worked pretty well. I may have to clean an extra time due to the increased number of poop factories I have now. I'm thinking a few chips would be ok and can be worked into the dirt with all their scratching etc. but not enough to cover the floor. After a rain it gets really messy in there so dirt will turn to mud and wood chips will rot and turn to goo. Straw might be a better choice for the run. Once I get all the pens and feeders out I won't really need to walk around in there so it may not matter.
BTW, I really like my new latch for the feed access door.
I'm definitely converting all the doors but with a simpler version. I don't need the saggy gate version for hinged doors. At first I couldn't see how to arrange it but then it came to me to cut out room to mount the latch part on the 2x4 on a thicker piece of wood and the bar on the door. If you look closely you can see how I mounted it. Now all I have to do is add a 2x4 (or strip of plywood) to the top of the nest boxes to mount it to and I'm all set. My next pic will be of the run, empty except for the roost and chickens (and turkeys).
My wife's Endocrinologist (Don't you love google for spelling issues?) has a fake turtle in the foyer and my grandson always looks for it. Guess what he's calling the turkeys? I guess my run is really a terrarium :-)