I've read so much here about waiting until babies are the size of other chickens before integrating them in the coop. I don't want to wait. I need the brooder for another project. My chicks hatched today the old fashioned way ~ by their momma setting on them. I know I have at least 6, maybe as many as 11 chicks. I have 16 other hens that are 1+ years old and 1 roo that's 1 year old (Today). My coop is plenty big enough for them all. I figured I'd keep them segregated for a few days and then see how they all do together, of course having separate food and water for the babies. If you have integrated your chicks early, please let me know. I want to know your success and failures so I can make the best decision.