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Introducing new chickens to a flock. Need some advice and help..

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       So, I am interested in incubating some eggs for some new chicks. I currently have 7 chickens, 6 hens and a rooster, but my coop is fairly small, with little grass space because they are free roaming chickens. But, I wanted to add three more chicks to the flock but I'm not sure how or when to. My chickens get territorial when ducks land in my yard, so I don't know if this is even a great idea. So, my main questions are, 

-When would it be good to introduce the new chicks/chickens to the existing flock?

-How do I introduce them, anyway?

-Is this even a good idea, considering my coop is small with very little outdoor space?

-How old should they be when I introduce them?(My current chickens are about two years old)                                                Thank you for any input, and any advice would be great! Thanks again.:) 

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How big is your coop and run and how many chickens are currently in it and how many do you intend to add? Your post comes across like you suspect you don't have the room...
Edited by MeepBeep - 5/10/16 at 1:40pm
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- Great article I advise reading! Which I believe will answer a few of your questions http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

- will their be enough space/roosting area/laying area for the new chickens? Here is an article about how much space per chicken you need:Space Needed Per Chicken / Sq. Feet.  

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