Our room upstairs reaches temps of 80-90 with AC during the daytime, we only use the heatlamp at night with AC on, or we would roast the chickens. (we had the heat lamp temps reach 117 before we figured out to just turn the darn thing off 90% of the time. LOL) Anyways, I'm moving the older chicks to a metal-framed dog crate in a couple more weeks, once they don't need the heatlamp at night, and can start to jump out of the bin. I'm getting 9 more chicks, 3 sexed link, 3 polish crested, and 3 blue cochins - White fluff, and our cochin rooster have really "sold" me on cochins. They are all so friendly and nice, and despite other people telling me they are broody and poor layers, she's faithfully laid 5-6 eggs per week so far. Can the new chicks interact with the older chicks, or should I wait till everyone's grown up and integrate more slowly? I know I'll wait till my chicks are all about 12 weeks to start introducing them to my older flock - the easter eggers are going to have their own coop - but i wanted to throw 1-2 of the cochins (assuming all survive) in with the easter eggers. the polish crested, and 2 sex links are going in with my main flock - and 1 sex link will go in with the easter eggers as well. We will have 3 roosters (assuming all roosters survive) and I want make sure there's plenty of hens so the males don't fight.