Ok, I moved to a new place and I am just getting organized! I "inherited" 8 layers and a rooster with the property. I bought 15 chicks, which are now 4 weeks old. I only have one coop, and it is large enough for all the chickens, when the little ones are grown. I have actually had the peeps in my house, in a home-made box brooder, under a heat lamp. This past week, it has been so WARM and HUMID outside that I have been dragging my box outside on our protected deck area during the day and dragging it back in at night. Is this ok? Is the natural breeze outside too "drafty?" They seem just fine and I want them to be able to enjoy the outdoors. I have also been wondering about how I am going to mix them with my grown-up hens and rooster. The grown-up hens are free ranging all day. Should I be letting them see each other yet? How do I do this? Some kind of temporary daytime cage ? When it IS time to put them all together, will I have to keep ALL the chickens (the old-timers with the newbies) locked in the coop to establish that the coop is "home base?" Please give me some input on this! I am thinking about trying some kind of pen that i can put the newbies in during the day so that the big chickens can't get them but the little ones can spend a little time in the grass, but then I guess I'll have to retrain them to the coop when it is time to move in with the others? Thanks for any advice you have for me!