Hi all - I have 7, three month old chickens, who for the last week I've put in a sectioned off area in the chicken yard during the day so my existing 6, 3 year old hens can see them. I put the young ones back in the garage at night. What I'm wondering is - how long do I keep doing this - putting them out during the day, putting them in at night? Do I allow some mingling between the chickens under supervision for an hour or so at a time? Is it a good idea to put the young ones into the henhouse at night? Someone told me to put them in the nesting box during the night..... If I let the two flocks mingle - what do I do about the food? I have the young ones on a starter/growth, and I know they shouldn't be eating the layer... so how do I not get them to eat it? Sorry for so many questions - just not sure how to proceed.... Thanks for your help.