Adopted by Goats
About a month ago 14 newborn chicks arrived in the mail and have been prospering in a former water trough set up in the kitchen. Our plans had been to move the chicks to the coop immediately upon completion of their coop, which has taken longer to build than expected but hopefully will be completed today. Yesterday we got a call that someone in town has decided to get rid of all of her chickens and do we want them. No idea yet how many chickens she has but we built a pretty big coop with 8 nesting boxes so we can handle quite a few chickens. Okay, here is my question. Should we put the adults and babies in the coop together at the same time so they all get accustomed to their new surroundings together or is that a bad idea? If not at the same time, then how do we do this? Once everyone knows where home is, they will be free-range chickens.