First off let me start by saying how glad I am to have joined this website. It seems like I may be able to learn all about what I need to know about raising my backyard chickens. Thanks for all the advice and answers I have gotten so far. It does however looks like it will take me some time on learning how to navigate myself around on this site, but I am sure it won't take me long because of the interest I have in raising myself a decent size flock for myself and my father!!!
I am living in a suburban subdivision at the present time and I am only allowed to have a total of 12 birds total. I have 6 Rhode Island Reds, 1 being a rooster which I didn't want because of the close proximity of my neighbors and I also have 6 Americaunas with 1 being a rooster also.
My question is I will be moving to a place with 5 acres of land where there are no restrictions and everything is already set up to have a nice flock of birds. My father had a total of 150 fowl, including chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys.
My question is how long does it take to introduce a new set of chicks to my current 12 I have now without them being torn up by the others? Any help would be greatly appreciated.