I have seen many threads about how to introduce multiple chickens into an established flock, but my question is this: how would I go about introducing an entire new flock to one current chicken? We currently have a flock of nine; they're sweet birds but only one is a good layer, and she's also the only affectionate one- coming right up to you for treats or a pat. So we've decided that, come springtime, we are going to order a rainbow flock of more docile breeds, and the other eight girls will head off to a new home. At what age would I introduce these new birds to the one remaining? (The eight others will leave in the morning, coop will get a scrubdown and new hens introduced at roosting time.) I've heard people say to keep the new chicken in a pen inside the existing pen so that they can get used to each other.. should I be doing this with the older hen? Or, since there is only one remaining, will there even be an issue? Emma, the hen we're keeping from this flock, is currently near the top of the established pecking order currently. Thanks for any advice!