I'm reasonably new to chickens and have searched and read many of the previous posts...I just want some opinions. I have a very large coop and pen with 4 large hens, 1 silkie and one bantham mix in it. They get along fine. I just got a new mix yesterday that someone was giving away. I went out this morning and put her in with them while I was there to supervise. They established pecking order and everything seemed fine. I was out there over 5 hours and all was going good. This afternoon when I went back out....she was dead. My question is does this mean they may never accept a new chicken in or do I just need to introduce them WAY more slowly with a separate cage? I'll take any thoughts....thanks.