Building my flock over last several months. Began with 3 RIRs, 3 Black Sex Link. Recently added 2 Ameraucanas, and 2 White Leghorns. The RIRs and BSL are due to begin laying in about a month. The Ameraucanas and White Leghorns. Are few day old chicks and are in a brooding cage at this time. Once they get feathers, I plan on building on to coop a separate area so that they can be socialized with the older birds, but still stay safe. Looking forward to watching them grow and change and start laying eggs! The older one are beginning to warm up to me and will stand on my shoulder and east mulberries and mealworms out of my hand. Any suggestions about these combinations of birds, how to incorporate new birds in with the older birds would be helpful. I'm just beginning this, but learning a lot as I go thanks to this website and forums and research I have done on other sites.