Help, experts! I have had my 12 new chicks (May 2) in a partition on the floor in a good-sized coop with their own water and chick feed. The 14 layers come and go as they please, eyeing the chicks through the hardware cloth. Their layer feed has been outside the coop. The chicks are getting big! When can I release them to the general population so they can have the run of the coop and the outside pen? Do I need to worry that the layers will attack the newbies? And how do I keep the chicks on their own grower mash and the hens on their own layer mash?