Hi everyone, I haven't been on this thread in a while, so here I am with a question. So we ended up with ONLY 4 pullets from our ONLY round of egg hatching. They are now 26 weeks old (6 months I guess) and we would like to add a few more to the coop. Our coop is big enough for about 7 - 10 FULL size birds (it is 4 feet x 6 feet with a run size of 4 feet by 14 feet, 6 feet of the run is under the coop). Our girls that we have now are not going to be very large birds at least I don't think they will, they are barnyard mutts mixed with Araucana and something?? Two of them are slim with tufts of feathers on their heads, one is white with black spots here and there and the other is solid black. The other 2 are a bit heavier and have tufts of feathers on either side of their faces, one is solid black and the other is EE color. I know when we get our eggs again, they all will be from the same people possibly and will be a barnyard mix again, so who knows what we will end up with, probably the same as we have most likely. So to my question, if we start some eggs in the incubator on the first day of November, they should hatch 21 to 23 days later and should be about 10 weeks old by January 31. Our winters are sometime pretty cold, but usually don't get below zero. Would these new birds be able to go strait out to the coop with the older girls or would we have to keep them seperate?? Of course all this will depend on whether or not we get heat back in our house this week or not!