my backyard is about to change significantly and I need help from the experts to make sure it runs smoothly. Right now I have: - A 32 sq ft coop with a probably 120 sq ft run - A small 12 sq ft addition to the coop that is completely separated (originally intended for a couple ducks but has been used to separate chickens) with its own separate 16 sq ft run. - 4 birds in the coop: 2 bantam babies I hatched (about 3 months old), 1 baby I bought (I think bantam, frizzled, 3 months old), 1 bantam broody hen sitting on 10 LF local eggs (so I am expecting most to hatch, due to next week) - 25 brand new LF babies in the brooder box I am selling about 8 of the babies and am considering selling more. We have a 10x10 shed that I am thinking of taking and making a new chicken coop (which of course means hubs gets a new tool shed!) I have the room to make a larger run, if I get creative Here are my questions: - Should I take broody mommas chicks and put them in the brooder with the other babies when they hatch? Should I take the babies in the brooder and give them to the momma when they hatch? Seems like too many for one bantam to me. I can also leave them separate but want to integrate as soon as possible. - How do I then integrate the 17 remaining babies (after I sell 8) into a coop with a new momma and 3 other older hens? - Should I use the new shed coop or keep the old one? I don't really have room to use them both. Help me!!