I have 23 hens almost 1year old . My question is should I keep my 6 new baby barred rocks seperated from the flock. I have been checking many threads & am a little confused. I am picking up the 1 or 2 day old chicks next week from our Farmers Co-op. Some say keep from flock for 1 month. Others say it's ok as long as the chicks are in the coup but seperated. I was planing on keeping them in the house the first month, in a dog kennel, with the usual lamp food & water etc.