After weeks and weeks of planning and construction, we went to pick up our flock--ten hens and three roosters from a friend of a friend who was trying to rehome his flock. I woke up at 4am so excited and couldn't get back to sleep. I put together 13 banker file cardboard boxes and lined them all with hay, thinking we would put one bird in each box. We would unload the hens into their new house, then the three roosters. So we traveled the 1 1/2 hours to pick them up, and were stunned when we pulled in their driveway to find all 13 birds in a large dog crate. The owner was sick so a friend had done this. He told us they would be fine for the journey. I was a nervous wreck but decided it was best to get them to their new home as soon as possible. They were very quiet on the way home. We took the crate to the door of our chicken house and opened the crate door and after a few seconds they all left the crate and immediately started scratching around and exploring. (And someone laid a blue egg on the way home). I had thrown out scratch, grit, dried mealworms and alfalfa. Their pvc feed tubes had layer pellets. Also had two water sources. They all seem so happy. Before dusk we went to check on them. Three were up on the roost bars, three were checking out the ramp to the roost bars, four were on the perch leading to the nest boxes and the others on the floor. I find myself so nervous--is this normal? I know they are safe and their new conditions are a million times better, but do you think they will adjust ok? We plan to keep them in their house for two to three days before opening their chicken door that leads to their 40x24 garden. Were you all nervous when you got your chickens? Here is a picture of them shortly after they left the dog crate.