OK, Here is the quandary. How do I combine a 'flock' of bantams ov different breeds when 2 are 2 1/2 months older than the others? I brought home 6 chix in mid October. Of the 6, 4 are Bantams - OEGBs [1 a BBR roo] and a Cochin and 2 standard - RIR & WCBP, both roos. I will take the WCBP back to the breeder as he only has 1 old roo and the hatch was to replace/replenish his stock. The RIR & bbr-OEGB roo will go to two little country boys for CHRISTmas + one of the OEGB pullets, which will leave me with 2 Bantam pullets. My cousin put a clutch of bantam eggs in the 'bator on the 9th so I will have day old peeps to try again with to bring home from MD on New Years. These will, of course, be in the house, in the brooder until well feathered [5-6 weeks --Mid Feb.]. The older ones are in their temporary coop on the porch. I want to combine them there, as I ope to have the outdoor tractor coop ready for them to start 'gardening' my raised beds by late March/early April. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Waiting with baited breath!