Maybe I'm worrying too much, but I hate introducing new pullets to the flock. Worst part is, I THINK my problem was totally preventable. Correct me if I'm wrong. Instead of hatching eggs, if I had given them to my broodies to hatch and raise, would they have been considered part of the flock from day one? Or would the other birds still have tried to hurt them? I have a feeling that if my Orpington had hatched these eggs instead of me (via the incubator) they would have found their way into the pecking order from birth. Anyway, just wondering if there is a better way- what are your thoughts on this?