I am new to chickens but have learned much from this website in the last couple months - thank you!
In my neighborhood there are 2 roosters & 1 hen (Banties) that don't seem to live anywhere in particular, they started coming around about 6 months ago. They seem to roost at night 2 houses down from us & spend their days wandering our yard & a couple other yards, & yes we fed them because it was cool to have them around & they are fun to watch & we have enjoyed them.
A couple months ago the hen layed 9 eggs in our hay, none hatched. Apparently a while back she layed more because she showed up in front with babies. Found her nest & it was under a tarp behind some panels. We caught 4 of the babies because I want to tame them & have them. My question is, once these 4 are tamed & can be handled & are old enough to roam free, will they join up with the others & leave when the others leave at night or is there a chance the others will decide to move in to the coop with the new ones or will they even get along at all? I want them to be able to be free during the day but come to their coop at night then be let back out during the day, i don't want to keep them "cooped up" all the time. The fencing around our yard is not chicken proof so the others come into the back area & they will meet up at some point.
Thanks in advance for any help..