With 60 chickens spilt among 2 3x18' coop sections in my barn and one 3x5' brooder it was getting to much to handle. So tonight I put all of them out in the run, removed the seperator that split the to coop areas, put in new pine, and let them all be together. It's a little crazy right now and probably pure horror for the younger ones but it's going ok. My 9 standard layers are picking on them a little but not too bad. My biggest dilema is food. Unless I'm advised otherwise I'm gonna make a blend of 40% layer / 40% grower / 20% scratch. There is plenty of oyster shell, granite grit, and sand available to them. They also get a lot of raw oatmeal, there favorite, fruits, vegies, and table scraps. I'll watch the egg shells to make sure they aren't getting any thinner. So many local people have said they just feed layer to their entire flocks, including roosters and youngins. Some of these birds will end up as layers and pets. Some will go to new homes. Some will be meat birds. Our local feed store said whe would sell birds for me but that is for another thread.