Hi! I'm very new to this site but it has helped me quite a bit over the year as I've raised a nice backyard flock. This winter, we plan to bring in new chicks and "get rid" of the old biddies. (That sounds very cruel!) I want to be as humane as possible, and my cousin, who farms nearby, says he'll dispose of them properly so they'll go back into the soil. So, the million dollar question is, does anyone have any suggestions? I really don't want to do it, but I've heard horror stories about trying to introduce one flock into another. Thanks for your help!