I'm trying figure out what to do with all my birds here. Could use some suggestions. We have one coop and free range birds. My first flock of chickens are 2 RIR's and a BR, mature birds. The we got 2 little banties, mature, that will go into the coop to lay in the nest, but refuse to roost in the coop at night. They roost in the cherry tree outside the coop. They're a little wild, they don't like people we've had a really hard time trying to catch them. Now we've got these new 1 mo old chicks. The way our coop is, it's a rectangle. On the short ends on one side is the chicken hatch and the other side is the human door. On one of the long sides is sort of a closet, a little tiny room, with a roost. That's where flock 1 roost at night and lays eggs. Banties are laying eggs in there too. In between this room and the human door is a nice big corner. For now, I have the chicks enclosed in that corner. It's a temporary, rigged up deal till DH can build something for them tomorrow. RIght now, after the big chickens come out of the coop, we close the hatch and let the little ones out into the coop to eat and run around. Then a couple hours later we put the chicks up and open the hatch for the big birds to come in and lay eggs. Later we go back and close up the coop, let the littles out of their corner.... Anyhow, if we make a little pen in that corner out of chicken wire, cut a door in it for them to go through, and the big chickens roosting in their closet.... think everyone will be OK? Will the big birds mess with the little ones, will they let them in and out of the coop OK? I've never had babies before, so these 1mo olds, now that they've been in the coop for a couple days, is it OK to let them out to forage? Or should I have a pen for them till they're older?