Well now that we have finally gotten the hang of this chicken raising we are going to triple the size of the run and add more boxes etc. We are going to purchase 25 meat chicks and another 25 laying chicks. My question is: Will I need to keep the chick separated from the older hens and the Roo and if so for how long? The chicks will be 2-3 days old when they are delivered. If I need to, I can keep the chicks in the original coop (see my page), and put the older hens and the roo in the expanded run. I would appreciate any input on this.