Hate to start with a kinda sad post, but I lost four chickens this week to an evil raccoon. I had no idea how very violent and senseless that event was going to be. This is my first time raising chickens. Now I know a lot more about keeping them safe from predators. Anyhow, four was half my flock, the survivors seem lonesome, and I love having chickens, so I am getting more. I have ordered eight new chicks. My other girls are about three months old. Does anyone have any advice about introducing new birds to the flock at this age? I think it is supposed to be easier when they are younger. I plan to incubate the chicks for about three weeks, then put them in with the older birds.