Ok first of all i searched in all categories and I seriously think this is an appropriate category. My first time. Ok on to the issue. My current flock has 25 young hens i raised from scratch. No roosters. Hens were purchased early Summer of 2011. 2 Days ago I discovered 2 wild hens and i rescued them. Currently they are Isolated. Regarding the 2 hens so far. 1. I don't know how old they are. When I discovered them they were laying eggs and sleeping in a bush. There are definitely strays. 2. They seem to be together for a long time because they behave together never leave each other. 3. Our community has flocks right and left. I don't know if they were abandoned or got separated. 4. They seem to be healthy. No diseases found or any sings of wrong. No deformation on body. Feathers are in tact. 5. They are eating and drinking normally. Just a little stressed from their life in nature. Here is my dilemma: People talk about chicken quarantine but I found these 2 hens like couple houses away. So are they really that different in immunization factors? I am pretty sure they belong to another flock. Ok next thing is in 14 days I am going away for a week and I am currently keeping the 2 hens in a small box separated far far away from the other 25. I am afraid that if i leave them there when I come back they will be swimming in piles of their own crap. (When I am there I clean it often myself and I cant rely on others) I want to integrate them but I don't know if they are healthy. Because those two are grown hens that need to be grazing and I can't just keep them locked up.I usually let them graze with my supervision. I can't rely on my family because they don't know how to return them back into sleeping area like I do after grazing. Here are my possible ideas: My chicken coop is big surrounded by grazing area. What i want to do is put the two hens in an isolated area within the chicken coop so that they will be next to the other but isolated from them. That way my family can feed them and i wont have to worry about previously mentioned issue. Or if an expert on these issue replies and lets me know that hens i rescued are healthy then i could proceed from there. By the time someone reads this the hens stayed with me for 2 and a half days. The point is I want them in the coup or near the coup because I found them a couple houses away. They were in the same neighbor hood and really close to my house. Sorry no pictures I will work on that later. They are light brownish hens with big combs. They were once in a pack since they do seem to recognize human care. They are definitely separated from whatever they belong two. I am sure of it. No I didn't steal them. I went back at night and found them sleeping under the bush. Sorry people my parents loved me in the first 5 years of my life so I can't let this hens go because i have means to provide for them. Even if someone let them go because they are too old...still...death in nature is harsh. I would rather have them die of old age in my care. So thank you. I await your reply. I have 14 days until D-day.