Hey all, I am getting 6 chicks on Friday. They will be a few days old. My coop is just about complete and the enclosed run will be going up soon too (prob in a few weeks). Considering to get an adult hen at that time: to help prepare my garden area and get eggs right away. Don't have any other hens, but was wondering if I got a chicken that is ready to lay eggs and the 6 chicks, do you think that would work? Would get a full grown hen (from the same friend who has a farm full of hens where I am getting my chicks so I can rely on the health) and then my new chicks would be 2-3 weeks old. The little ones would still be in the brooder in the house while the older hen would be outside in the coop. Does anyone have any thoughts? Should I just get the chicks and wait for them to all get older together and forget about getting an older hen?