We are heading over the the local 4H Poultry auction tomorrow and are hoping to buy 2-3 more chickens to add to our flock. We currently have 4 hens and 1 rooster. I've been reading as much as I can but haven't been able to find specific answers to my questions. Hopefully y'all can provide some input. The birds we are going to buy are going to have blood drawn right in front of us to guarantee no illness is already preexisting so my questions are Is it ok to just put the new birds straight into the coop when we get home if it'll be after dark when we get there? We have a dog pen we can set up in a separate out building if necessary. Do we have to lock the new birds in the coop with the preexisting flock? If so, how can we guarantee that there won't be any fighting going on in there?? If we wait until the next day to add them to the run is there a specific way to introduce them? Or do we just throw them in and let nature take its course. Any info on these questions and any other helpful tips anyone has on this issue will be greatly appreciated!!