I have two different ages of babies, four weeks and six weeks. I also have two hens, both have been here there whole lives, one is four years old and the other one year old. I have had the babies, both ages mixed out in the coop with the hens for three and a half weeks now. They have been in their own area that they could see through with two heat lamps. I have actually changed the area several different times, the different age babies were seperated and then both together and now they can run the whole coop but can get away from the hens if need be. Tonight I decided that the six week olds need to learn to sleep on the roost. I have several very small roosts for them but they didn't really use them, just all slept on a heap in the floor. I wait until almost dark and then put the babies on the roost. It is a three tier roost and I put four on the middle roost and three on the top roost, because they would not calm down with all on one roost. There is plently of room however they want to roost. The older hens are on the bottom roost the same one they have always been on. I keep going out there to check on them, and the older hens are on the bottom roost but not sleeping more like standing up. The babies are all asleep on the roost and the little ones are happy in their area. The little ones still have a heat light on them. I had a heat light on the older babies, but it was causing problem because they were fighting over the light and the older hens would not settle down at all. It is suppose to get down to 40 tonight but they are not huddle together they are all spread out and look so cute. Is this how to get everybody happy or am I missing something or am I totally going about this all wrong. Advice or comments please!