Trying to move from wrong forum, Possible double post... I'm having a hard time deciding how to manage living arrangements for our flock. I have... 3 one year old hens 9 five week old pullets 10 one week old straight run chicks, four of which were hatched by our broody hen. I have 2 coops, small and large, both with attached runs. Together inside a larger fenced in area. Right now, 2 hens are in the larger coop, where they have been living all year. The mama broody was moved to the smaller coop with her four babies. The 9 pullets are in a huge box in the garage. And the 6 other babies are in the house, under a heat lamp. So now, the 9 pullets are ready to go outside but I'm not sure how to manage everyone. Can I move the mama and her one week olds back to the larger coop (where they hatched), or is it too soon? Then the 9 could have the smaller coop. Do I try and give the mama the other 6 chicks now? Or wait till they're bigger? What do you think?