Hi! I FINALLY have my coop. Dh got it built on Mother's Day and I am picking up chicks and chickens tomorrow. I will have a mother hen with 10 chicks, 3 pullets (8mo) and 1 other chicken (2yo), as well as a rooster. My coop is chick pro of with a run that is probably chick proof, but I'm not sure how to organize them. Will the mother protect the chicks from the other chickens? What about a heat lamp? Will they need that? Do I need to have separate feeding situations? I have a good sized wire dog kennel I could keep the chicks and mother hen in, if needed. Also, we have a barn cat, who sleeps in the barn where the coop is. Any thoughts on her? I would like to ahve the chickens free range at some point, at least when we're home. We have a predator problem in general, but don't want the cat to add to it. Thanks and I am so excited! I hope it works out!