How many roosters to a family of hens should thier be? Will the older hens attack the new rooster? I have 6 golden buffs one being the mother to 3 new chicks. So thats a total of 9 chickens What would be a good measurement for all my chickens if I were to expand the coop? How many nest should thier be? OK if I add all the chickens together after the new chickens are all feathered out. I'm feeding layer feed to the ones that are in the hen house thats my 5 chickens. When all are together new chicks are in the hen house at 8 weeks of age or all feathered out. What should I feed them all? The new chickens won't have layed yet. I have read that if you feed layer feed you can hurt thier kidneys. So do I feed the older chickens chick feed? Will it hurt the older ones? They will be all together. I'm confused? help!