We have 7 Gascon Black chickens....one mature cock (lomg story.....his mates died) and 6 offspring from him - 2 hens and 4 cocks which are all just 3 months old. Friends have to move and are giving us their 6 hens and 1 cock of mixed breeds but they are larger than our existing birds. Big questions arise. We will dispatch the extra cocks (lovely graphic photos of how to do it on this site - thanks) but do we keep our cock and try to introduce the 6 new hens to ours? Do we keep the new cock and dispatch ours and try to introduce our 2 hens to them? Keep one of the young cocks and alow him to find his way with the ladies? CONFUSION!!!!!!!! Also....we have a 2.5 X 3 meter coop one can stand up in with 4 nesting boxes. After the 30 day quarentine what is the best way to introduce the new birds to the old. Have read some of the forum threads about this but everyone seems to have a lot more coop space than we do. They are free range and leave in the morning to forage and go back in every night. Introduce the new ones at night? Just let them roam together and hope the new ones follow them in? Sorry for this long winded post but I really am confused.