Hi, i have many questions! Sorry! - i have 2 bantam cochins(1 is a rooster!) and 1 buff orpington hen. I also have two chicks that are 3 1/2 months old, 1 is a standard polish, the other a bantam silkie. I recently moved to a house with a small yard, but i used to have a medium chicken coop with a large run(i could have 8 chickens), now i have the eglu and i am pretty sure it is going to be too small! Is this true? - The run is always muddy, every week i have to clean out the run and put in new bedding, only a few days later to have it look all mucky again, what is a temporary fix? I am only going to be living at my house for about a year - Recently i noticed my polish has lost many of her head feathers, about a inch by inch area, it looks a little red and there is a small spot with dried blood! What do you think is wrong with her? It is not overcrowding since the chicks are currently in a small covered pen. I worry it is maybe because they are too wet? even though they have shelter from the rain, whenever i check on them they are wet and just standing in the rain. Although my silkie is fine and does not appear to be losing any feathers(fluff?) -Last question! My adult chickens try to attack the chicks every time they are outside together, although i positioned the chicks near the adults and now they can eat together without any problems, is this all i need to do to get them used to each other? Also, if they eventually are together, how should i go about keeping the adult chicken food away from the chicks? Does it matter if my rooster eats the layer feed?