Some say I already have too many chickens, but I want some dark egg layers. I am considering getting 4 Welsummers and 4 Marans. My Pet Chicken is due to hatch both breeds on Sept. 14th. Does anyone have experience with these breeds? Will they do well in a diverse flock? Is there anything I should know before I order these breeds? Currently I have 28 hens of the following breens: EE, Light Brahmas, Jersey Giants, Black Sex Link, Red Leghorn, Partridge Rock, Red Comets, Silver and Gold Lace Wyandottes. My goat barn remodel will be done soon and that will give me 200 sq. ft. in that coop and I have 48 sq ft in my small coop so I will have plenty of room. I will use my small coop for brooding. Thanks.