Our flock of 10 is 1 1/2 years old now. I dont want to get a rooster and have chicks with them because I would like to get buckeyes next and possibly have a rooster with them so we can populate by ourselves. Knowing more now I feel the buckeyes would suit us best here in ohio. Heres the problem, I dont want to just cull our flock to get the chicks when we do but I dont know how to do it really if we only have one coup and one run. Is this at all possible or am I looking at a situation where it would be best to put the current flock in the freezer to make it work? I could partition off part of the run and make a small basic coup for new chicks while they are growing up since it would be in the spring but would they get along with my old flock? I just need some advise I suppose, some ideas as to what would be best.