Early this year we ordered 35 baby chicks and raised them to where they are now laying pretty good. Question I have is this, we gave 12 of the chicks to two different friends so they could enjoy fresh eggs as well as us. One took 4 and they are doing fine, the other friend just let the chicks free range and their dogs have killed 3 of them and the husband doesn't want them any longer (to messy he says) and they wife loves them but wants us to take them. Since our girls have been raised in a coop and run, will these four hens be allowed to fit in with the 24 we now have without much picking? Or would it be better to find a free range home for them?