ok so my new years day hatch was a success with a broody hen. Being winter i have 5 chicks in house inside a brooder. I live in north Alabama so the winters aren't usually that harsh. I only have one run and coop, (for now) so when is a good time to put the chicks out with the flock? and how do i keep the chicks on starter/grower feed and not have them eat layer? I will be building a new coop and run with income tax since i have another hen brooding 10 eggs! i wanted more chickens just didn't think it would happen so fast.