my brooder's a bit crammed right now, with 24 assorted brown/golden from jumbo lines. my 7 adults (1 roo 6 hens) are in a 4x8 pen with covered shelter. my question is, how would you go about integrating the youngsters with oldsters? (their parents, who hatched just before christmas, so they're not so old LOL) I'd like to cull now for the keepers and put them in the breeding pen, then i'll grow out the others for the freezer or sale. the quail-lets are not quite 3 weeks old right now, but fully feathered and larger than the same-age LF dorking chicks that hatched at the same time. man they grow fast! but i will need the brooder space sooner than later, as i've got eggs hatching today, and another 40+ due on sunday.