So I have been into chickens for about a year and a half now, and I have REALLY enjoyed them. I have about 33 chickens total. Some for laying, and some for show. My laying chicken group is quite large, since I have different breeds I am trying out and different aged birds, and I have hamburgs (bantams and large fowl), and sebrights for show. Hoping to get some buff orpington show birds this season too. Anyways, the past six months or so I have not done a great deal with the chickens since my wife and I had a baby and are juggling work schedules. But I finally have a chance now to do some managing in my coops. This brings me to two questions. 1. I have some chickens that I would like to place in a new chicken pen that I build which I would classify as my "old enough to not need a light but still too young to be with the big chickens" pen. My question involves different aged birds. I have a white leghorn who is the oldest, probably 7 months or so, and an americauna which is probably 5 or 6 months old. I also have 6 chicks about 5 weeks, maybe 6, that have been in my outdoor brooder but no longer need the light source. (They are 4 buff orpingtons and 2 Rhode Island Reds) My question is, would it be safe and wise to put these 8 birds together in this new run I've built? Would the 2 older chickens hurt or harass my younger chickens? I'd really like to have the younger chickens associate with some older chickens for a change, but I don't want to hurt them. 2. For egg laying flocks, I understand that having a rooster around can be helpful. (Especially for hatching future egg layers obviously). But is having 2 roosters among 6 hens a problem? Would 2 roosters prevent hens from laying normally in any way? I will probably have more questions as I work on organizing and arranging my birds in their coops, but for now that is all I can think of. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!