Well, I suppose I"ve been initiated. I just lost 3 of my first 4 laying hens to a neighborhood dog. I'm mostly sad for the remaining hen who is currnetly roosted in the coop alone. She's a birdbrained flake who always stayed very near the leader of the flock so I feel the need to get her some compainions very soon. I may be able to get some local adult layers as soon as tomorrow. My question is if I need to do anything special to introduce my current bird to 3 or 4 new ones. She's already used to being at the bottom of the pecking order (which I assume is a benefit in this case) but she'll also be the only one who's grown up in this coop/run. Can I just introduce them straight away, put them all together and let them work it out? Or do I need some transition time? If I transitioned them, I'd be forced to give the new birds the coop while caging/segregating the existing bird (due to space). Thoughts?