I have read the introduction threads and have gained some useful insight HOWEVER none cover such a wide gap in numbers.
I have now 4 hens and a roo (rescues kinda fell into my lap)
I am starting a pastured egg laying business and need to acquire a lot more hens
I have one coop (in use now) with room for 10-12 hens
I have another coop (empty) with room for 60-70 hens.
All are (or will be) pastured with electric netting.
Question : What is the best way to go about it?
Do I put the old hens in the new coop and introduce new ones 12 at a time (5 times 12 meaning 5x 30 days quarantine and 5 introductions. So lots of stress and little egg laying for 5-6 months) ?
Do I get 25 new hens in the new coop then introduce my old 4 to them after the quarantine is passed (my old 4 might get harassed and so will the old roo as I will need another one included in the new batch)?
Any other options?
I have been wrecking my brain about this. Any suggestion is appreciated.