So I have 17 9 week old chicks. This week it has gotten to the early teens are night, but its been in the 20s for the most part at night. I have 4 roosters and 3 hens that do not have their back feathers and I'm thinking maybe its just to crowded in the brood box? I have 2 other babies only about 6 weeks (they are fully feathered so I'm pretty sure they will be going out sooner rather than later) and I was going to put them in with my hens after I move my others outside. The problem is I don't want to move the fully feathered ones out without the 4 no back feathered roosters, because I was reading that is you separate the roosters for to long then reintroduce them their could be problems? I have 7 roosters (when they get bigger probably 5 of them will be become dinner so not i'm not keeping them all) and I don't want the other 4 to get introduced and have problems??? I'm pretty sure they are low on the pecking order since they are the without feathers and all the others have feathers...any ways the question i have is has anyone had this problem or separated their roosters with no problems?