There is a person in the city advertising that they need to find a home for their hens. They have 9 dual purpose birds. They arewhite/gold wyandotte, australorp, and barred rock available. They state that they are a year old and "still laying". I have 10 2 week old RIRs. So it's going to be a long time before I'm getting eggs from these guys. Would it be a bad idea to get maybe 4 of these birds to get started with my egg production? And if I did get them, how would I go about introducing the chicks to these hens? The chicks are inside now. We are converting a shed into a coop with a run. It will be 8'X8' of space inside the "coop" area. Plus we are going to have a brooder area. Is that enough space for that many chickens? Thank you all!