So I've kept a small flock of hens going on 10 years now and haven't added any new birds in years and I am now down to two. I decided to finally get some more chickens to add to the two I have left but went with pullets (didn't want to raise baby chicks again or have to wait so long for fresh eggs) and so I ordered 4 more EE's from Murray McMurray that will arrive end of March. Then after I had ordered them I decided to get ducks as I had wanted to add them to my chickens for years. So I ordered 2 female ducklings a Buff and a Cayuga which will arrive April 4th. Then a very good friend of mine who has a small farm asked if I wanted one of her EE hens that constantly is getting bullied to the point of injury by being pecked at aggressively. They had pecked a small hole in the back of head/neck area and had her separated to nurse back to health. I had told her I would take the hen. So now I have 3 seperate groups being introduced to my 2 hens, the one from my friends first then the 4 pullets and then the ducks. I'm concerned it would be a lot of stress on my 2 older girls. Any advice on how I can make this transition easier? I am planting sweet grass (a type of med. sized ornamental grass here) in various areas of my run to give refuge to those who need it. And plan to make sure I have multiple feeder/waters around the run and inside the coop (ducks feed will be placed in their duck house and I will use nipple waters when I can). Any advice will be much appreciated. PS As for the ducks the have small house situated at the end of the run and a small 20 gal. stock tank also at the end of the run that I will elevate and surround with pavers and smooth stones to keep it as mud free and I can and where I can easier dump into my garden that butts up to the end of the run. Hopefully that will help having both chickens and ducks living together.