I am new to this whole chicken raising. I have 7 hens that were given to me over 4 months ago. They are older and I only get about 2-3 eggs a day. I am going to start replacing the hens with some new black sex-links that I purchased. They are 5 weeks old and they are still in my mud room......yes, I know...smelly. That leads to the next question...when can I put the chicks with the other flock? Do they still have to be seperated? And how do I do it? Anything special that I need to do? I have 14 little ones and they are quite good size. Can anyone help me here? I have a huge heated coop that is 8x10 and then an outdoor area for them that is 8x8. Thank you for your help!!!!