I am very cramped for space. I have mother Buff and 3 Blue Orp babies in the coop alone. She hatched them out for me. I tried letting my other hens in with them, but they peck at the chicks. So now the hens are outside in the run. The nest boxes are inside the coop. So my hens can't get to their usual egg laying spot. I am wondering should I put the chicks in a brooder and let all the hens back into the coop? I have a brooder all set up ready to go with heat lamp, etc. And would this help mother hen to start laying eggs again sooner? Meanwhile, all the roos are in a coop and run next door because I only have two adult hens and 5 young roos that are feeling the hormones kick in. Poor girls can't take two steps without a roo jumping on. So, the roos, all but one, are headed for the freezer.