I have 26 baby chicks coming in June and I was wondering if I can put them all in 1 brooder? They will be a mixture of breeds, rocks, rir, nh, orp, wyandotte, etc. How big of a brooder do I need for that many birds? Can I put them in the chicken coop if I have heat lamps out there? I have 2-4 week old sexlinks, that I can keep seperate (coop is 8x10) can divide off. I think I bit off more than I can chew with so many coming..... any advice will be greatly appreciated. FYI, for the girls I have, I had them in a rubbermaid box with chicken wire over the top & heat lamp until they mostly feathered out, then put them in a "rabbit cage" design, they aren't in the coop yet....it's still being built.