At what age do you introduce chicks to the flock/coop and take them out of the brooder?
wow that's a boat load of chicks you got there LOLIn brooder until 6 weeks, then outside into an outside pen up off the ground (3'high x 8'long x 2'deep) originally a rabbit hutch I built, it's attached to laying hens coop. Hardware cloth floor so all poop falls clear and not a big mess its all wood and wire construction with a tin roof, Plenty of room to run and start to use their wings, at 10 weeks they are turned loose to free range with the "big girls" and they go back to roost in the outside pen/coop each night, they mingle on their own with the big girls, and no one bullys them they eat from the same feeder, and run around the yard and garden just like the big chicks, they do tend to stick together in small groups of 6-10, and everyone gets along. I have 68 chicks from 20 weeks down to 12 weeks old right now, plus 10 layin hens. Thats just what I do, with the set up I have... I think depending on the set up, just find what works for you.