Hello all, I'm new to the website, but have been a big fan for a while now. I recently built a back yard coop and got 6 hens and 1 rooster, they are a mix of rhode island reds, and some other breed (the owner wasn't sure what) they are laying eggs like crazy!!!! I have started free ranging them on my 2.5 acres and are LOVING IT! they have a blast scratching up the woods and finding bugs and it's really fun to watch them.... I have trained my border collie to bring them "home" in the evenings and put them in the coop. she loves the chickens. My question is.... along with the adult chickens i also got 6 chicks approximately 6 weeks old at the time (8 weeks old now). i belive that 4 of them are hens, and 2 of them are roosters. although they are not outgrowing their coop, which is separate from the adults, i would like to start them free ranging as well. As a new-comer to all of this, i'm not sure how to go about letting them all free range at the same time, or should i introduce the chicks to the chickens in the coop first??? any help with this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!