I know this has come but I did not know how to word it. My brother n law has 3 laying hens he don't want. I think R I's he doesn't have a coop he just let's them free range. So when I get my coop built an go get them an lock them in there for a week will they come in any roost after that since they never ever been in a coop? Then in A month we will be getting new chicks from the feed store.so the chicks will be in the house for what about 8-10 weeks an taking them outside on warm days to play. So my question is will that be enough socializing so the older birds won't hurt the other ones. I could in close the 4'x8' coop an put the older birds down there. Or should I just get all chicks? Thanks I have pictures of my coop on other post. Thanks for th help.