Ok I know this question has been asked I just got tired of looking through old posts. My old hens are 1 year old there is 24 of them and they are on layer feed and free range all day. My babies (25 barred and buff rocks) are 8 weeks fully feathered (mostly anyway) they are in the same coop seperated by a wall and share a run seperated by a fence so they have been seeing each other for atleast two weeks. Ok here is the question: My big girls go out all day but if I open the run of the little ones I have to close the run for the big ones so that the little ones are not out all day. But then the big ones have no way to get back in to the coop because the only way in is through the run. And also if I let them share the coop by simply taking out the temporary wall what do I feed. Do I feed layer or grower or starter or what do I do ? please help was thinking of putting them in the same run this weekend when I am home to monitor but am worried about the feed. Oh how confusing to be a chicken momma but I love every minute of it.