I am very new to the ways of the chicken and have a question about adding 2-3 more to our flock in the late spring. Here in WI it does not get warm till late May early June and want to add chicks at that time. My question is how? We have 4 pullets. Plus we have 3 bantams that are not ours but that are rooming in for the winter and will return to thier home in the spring. The 3 banties were added spur of the moment...basically our neighboor put them in the coop at night while my 4 were sleeping. It was kind of an emergency becasue the temps were dipping to -40 and we had room and 2 heat lamps. I gave her permission to add them..... she thought it would be better to do it at night when they were sleeping rather then during the day when they were awake! Well the roomies have been with us for 5 weeks. They seem to all get along well even after the first initial shock of waking up in the morning with 3 additions on their roost! My concern is after we give back the 3 roomies. We want to get 3 to replace the ones that leave. How long should we wait to introduce the 2-3 new pullets to our flock? Will our girls be upset that their new found buddies are gone? Will they accept the new ones as easily as they did the others? My chickens are 3 wyandotes, and 1 polish. The roomies are bantams consiting of a polish, and 2 EE's. It took a week or so for all the gilrs to adjust but no one was injured. Just a lot of yelling...bawk...bawk.....bawk!!! These days they all roost together but hang with their own flock in the day within very close proxicimty to one another. I think they secretly like each other. Any advice would be appreciated!!!