I had posted in an earler thread that my husband, in a moment of weakness had to get 6 chicks from TSC a few weeks ago. I've ordered 25 chicks that are going to ship on April 17th. My chicks now are in a bathtub in their coop, and I let them out every day to play in the coop which stays plenty warm. At night they go back into their tub on their own when it's time for bed. (so cute!) Anyway, when my new chicks arrive, my first batch should be about 8 weeks old, and will be ready to stay out of the brooder. I'm planning on brooding my new chicks in tubs with grates over the top. My question is, I will be brooding the new chicks in the coop with the older ones which will be in the coop as well. Will this work? What's the best way to introduce everyone once the new chicks get old enough to start exploring?