We will not have time to build a separate henhouse in time to get our new chicks, so we are thinking about housing them in a small barn (16 x 16) where our two goats live. We are not sure how to do this exactly, but were thinking of constructing some nesting boxes behind a fenced off area. However, they still need to get from the yard into their area in the barn and I'm just wondering if they will be intimidated by the goats. I have no idea how the goats will react to them or anything. Also how old do chicks have to be before they can go live by themselves in a barn? We will keep small chicks in the house or garage until they are ready (whenever that is). Thanks!!