I have 24 chicken who are 2 and 3 weeks old. They outgrew their brooder which was about 2' x 4'. They started picking the feathers out of some of the chicks. We decided to move them to the big coop outside. I only have one coop and 5 big hens (Barred Rocks) and a BR rooster. We set up a makeshift coop for my big girls and boy since they are so few and my little ones are so plenty. My big chickens have always free ranged during the day because we live on a huge farm in the country. So, we lured the big guys into the makeshift coop and shut them up. The litte ones were in the big coop shut up from going into the run. Went down to check on them later in the even and found the big guys ROOSTING on the top of the run to the big coop! Couldn't get them down! This morning, they had flown down into the run! They couldn't get into the big coop with my babies because I had rigged their door shut so they couldn't get into the run until I could make sure I had all the holes plugged to let the babies out. I let my big guy and girls out of the run. I know they feel displaced, but there is nothing I can do at this point because I have no where else to keep my babies. I don't want 24 new ones, but I have no idea who is a boy and who is a girl. My question is this? 1. What are the chances that my big guy and girls will kill the babies if they end up together, now? THanks in advance for the advice.