Hello All, I'm new to the forum but have had a small flock (17) Chanteclers for about a year and a half. I went to the farm store about 8 weeks ago and picked up another 15 peeps (Buff Orpingtons, Araconas and brown Leghorns) I have the eight week olds in a run adjacent to the big girls and so far they are not friends. Then last week one of my hens went broody and I have 13 eggs with chicks in them. I candled them and yup the chicks are there. What was I thinking? I have big hens pecking at pullets so I have to keep them apart for now and soon I'll have babies that I can't put in with either group! Yikes! I have a 8 x 10 ft house, a 10 x 12 ft run and the broody hen and her eggs are in the strorage area of the hen house (an additional 3x 10ft space walled off from the roosting part of the coop. I'm hoping that I can move the pullets in with the adults by the time the peeps are ready to go into the seperate run. This is more complicated than I thought it would be. Any one have any suggestions on how I can manage this other than the above plan? What if the big hens continue to harrass the pullets? I'm afraid I'll be stuck with keeping them seperate with no where to put the babies.