We have 2 birds left from our original 5 (Buff Orp and a Polish). They are a little over a year old, and are free-range. I open the coop and run in the morning and close them up at night. We have 8 new birds of varying breeds that are 6 weeks old. We have been putting the babies out in a sectioned off area of the chicken run during the day and bringing them in at night. Soon they will need to be out permanently. How do I keep the babies out of the layer food and the layers out of the baby food.? Currently the layer food in inside the coop (to keep it dry) which is inside the run. The babies will need to go in the coop at night, but that is where the layer food is. I don't want to keep the layer food outside because I don't have an effective way to keep it dry. How young is too young to let the babies free range full time?