I've got a year old flock of 16 chickens- 14 assorted hens and 2 good roos. I put in my order at the feedstore in January for more babies with the intent of raising them separately and keeping a few for myself and selling the rest when they are close to laying (5 dominiques, 5 cuckoo marans, 5 barnevelders, 5 welsummers). Those babies are now happy adolescents living in a big temporary coop on the farm. What I didn't count on was any of my girls going broody- and boy, did they. 28 babies hatched. I kept two mamas in a separate broody pen so that they could raise their babies and not co-mingle with my grown ups. I felt like it was all managed because I was keeping each group separate. Shouldn't be any concerns in selling/trading my extras, right? The broody mamas thwarted that plan and started sending their babies through the fences to play in the paddock, then sqawk and flap to be let out with their little ones. I caved, let them have a preschool group. So now all the "Almosta chickens" (named after the farm) are hanging out with the primary flock. Yesterday, I returned to the barn to find a bunch of my adolescent chickens hanging out, scratching around. I went to their pen and realized there was a sneaky flap in the fencing that they're all using to get in and out. My sister had *thought* she saw welsummer roosters on the hill with some of my old ladies and I said "naaaa". Turns out the jr. flock has been mixing and mingling with the old ladies and the new babies. By the end of the day yesterday, it was just a giant wave of chickens at snack time. Surprisingly, no fighting and no problems and everyone went to the appropriate coop. I cannot possibly keep this many chickens. Even dispatching the roosters, unless the new ones are 90% dudes, I'll have too many. I am not NPIP certified. What are my options? Argh!