Well, I sold two hens yesterday so I could use the coop for all my new babies. As I had 3 seperate brooder pens, now the babies are all in the 6 week range, too big for their brooder pens. I let one mama and her 8 babies into the big side where the 2 hens were, I let my garage brood of 7 into the space where the first group were. That leaves one more mama and her brood of 4. Whom I'd like to let out today, I'd like to put her in with the other hen and her babies, will that cause fighting and bloodshed or should it be okay? The two hens have been side by side for the last 6+ weeks, and were coop mates before they went broody. or should it go relatively smooth, haha. ya right. I find chickens aren't that simple. I have a broody hen right now, with whom I am having a hard time breaking her out of the mood.