Having moved to a new location, I plan to get about 9 chicks in the spring. My coop is sized for this number of chickens. If the provider sends packing peanuts, I will have too many for the coop. I could give the peanuts away, but if I remember correctly, you cannot identify them until they are almost grown. (what age?) Will overcrowding for that period of time be a problem? We could raise the peanuts for butchering, but there is still the issue of overcrowding for that period of time. Any advice would be appreciated!