i have 13 standard hens and 8 silkies. So far everyone gets along great. here's my question. If the standards and the silkies reach a point where they are not getting along, or if I decide to breed, I might separate the two groups in the coop (I have plenty of room, coop is a one room cabin). The thing is I plan on free ranging during the day (right now they have a run as they are only 8 weeks old). Can I let the two groups free range simultaneously and then house them separately at night? or do I have to stagger my free range times (which i really don't want to do). Anyone else with separate sleeping quarters but simultaneous free range? BTW I do know that for breeding I would have to separate breeding pairs (or groups) completely.