Hello, Ive got some questions; actually alot! Ok so this past March I got 20 baby chicks, 12 buff orp(g). and 1 rir (b). and 7 barred rock (b) that were free due to needed warmth in the box. OH Boy! So here I am with 12 teenage chicks and way to many boys. Im really wanting to get rid of the barred rock boys. But no one wants a free rooster. My chickens are so big and healthy and so stingy. I feed mine 2x a day plus they always get healthy goodies. They are not free range so I try to treat them with bugs I find and stuff from the kitchen. Ok anyway, I just recently saved 4 bantam hens ready to lay, from this man who was selling them. I wanted to cry when I saw where they were living; an absolute shame. So i get them home and Im not sure if they are totaly healthy so they have thier own little house on the other side of the yard and we have 20 acres. I know they are scared and this is a new place and all, Im trying to make them as comfortable as I know how, I was told they are ready to lay and yes yesterday we hade a little grape size soft eggy thing and this morning we had a little but normal egg. I don't know which of the 4 laid it but both eggs were on the floor and not in the nests I maid for them. These chickens are so tiny(especially compaired to my buff orps) and very poor looking like one has a bare neck and I know that could be due to laying and all and I had to clip thier nails because they were starting to twist thats how long they were! I also covered thier legs with p.jelly becuase of the condition they were in. Today they seem to be a little more relaxed and thier going into they little run that they have. They are eating and drinking fine. I guess what Im needing help with is 1. What should I do with my barred rock boys because I know soon my buffs will start to lay. 2. what can I do about the flies in the coop there is plenty of air flow and I clean it 2x a week. 3. Do I need to quit spying on the 4 hens to see if I see an egg? 4. I thought if a hen was ready to lay she sat a lot? 5. once i find a home for the barred rock boys should i try to move the hens to the big coop? 6. Is it normal for roosters to have 3-4 extremely tiny black specks on thier comb? 7. what else besides layers crumble and goodies should I be feeding my hens? 8. where can i find mealwoorms? 9. what does broody mean? what are the signs? Is it a bad thing? I'LL APPRECIATE AND RELPY!