Hi all, I read past posts and just wanted to clarify a few things. I have 3 1.5 month of chicks (2 Anconas and 1 Red Star). I really wanted an Ameruacana when I got these and wasn't able to get one. Now, some friends are placing an order for chicks and I have a chance to get one. When she gets here my original 3 will be about 2 months old. They are already living outside in their coop. The new one would be inside for the first week 24/7 then I was thinking I could take her outside to "see and be seen" by the others for a few mins each day until she could spend full days outside in a wire cage. I was going to put her wire cage near the run so she would have her own area but still be near the others. Is this a good idea? How long should I wait before I put her into the run with the big girls during the day and how will I know when it is alright to leave her outside at night with them? I work during the day, so I don't think I want to stick her in the run, not in her cage, when I'm not there - at least not until I know she is alright with them. So far the 3 seem very docile. I can't really tell who is boss among my 3. I do know who is low man on the totem pole. The other 2 (the anconas) seem to switch back and forth. How doI know which one to watch out for? Will this work? Can I hope for a relatively stress free introduction if I do it this way? Thanks and sorry for the long post.