I just ordered 25 chicks for my coop. They will be here at the end of this month. I ordered a "mixed bag" of chicks because I wanted a variety but now reading into it more, some people have had a bad experience with mixing different breeds in one coop. I haven't built my coop yet so i can build it to separate different breeds if i need to but i need to get it built soon. Has anyone had any experience mixing my breeds? Should i see about changing my order before they ship or just wait it out and see what happens? I am not beyond turning aggressive chickens into a meal but i obviously don't want to have to cook a substantial amount of my flock and would rather have a bunch of "pet" chickens for eggs. I did order 1 rooster specifically and SOME straight run (i would rather have 1-2 roosters so hopefully they will be mostly hens) because i want the option to breed some chicks in the future and want the rooster for protection of my hens. I have ordered the following chicks: 1 Golden Wyadotte rooster 3 Rhode island red hens 1 white chochin straigt run 4 light brahma hens 5 buff orpington females 3 Buff Laced polish females 3 golden polish females 5 dominique straight run 1 FREE rare exotic chick (no clue what it will be, was a freebee from the hatchery) I am hoping they will be fine since none of my chicks are complete outcasts, i didn't order all red chickens and 1 white or all standard and 1 polish. I hope they will form groups and take care of eachother.