I'll try to briefly summarize what all we have planned and my questions. We have 12 hatching eggs coming next week. We also have 10 day old chicks coming the first week of April from one breeder and 18 from another that same week. All eggs/chicks are Ameraucanas. I am planning on making brooders out of storage totes, and am figuring totals based on all eggs hatching to be safe on space. If I make 3 storage tote brooders, would that be enough room to keep 40 chicks until 5-6 weeks or will I need more? Or be better with a different type of brooder? Depending on the eggs hatching, those chicks may be out of a brooder by the time the others arrive, which would then give me 3 brooders for 28 chicks. The next thing is hoop houses...We are building 2 with attached coops (possibly 3 depending on time). If I have 12 week old birds in a house and then add 6 week chicks out of the brooder, will I likely have an issue with pecking order? If I have time to get 3 hoop houses done, then the 12 week old birds will stay on their own and the others will be split between the other two hoop houses. Eventually, I plan to sell all the roosters that come out of these. Once I do that, if there is room to consolidate birds down to two houses, will I again have trouble with pecking order? Thanks!!!