I have just recently lost 3 hens, 2 to a bobcat when they were free ranging, and 1 to heat stroke. I have taken measures to extend the run, and am now taking measurers for heat as well. My question is this: is now the perfect time to introduce new hens to the flock (I only have 3 left) or should I wait? I don't want to shock the girls, but want the transition to go well for both of them. My thoughts are that the pecking order is already disturbed, although my main rule of the roost Eleanor is still here. No roosters in this flock, only hens. Any thoughts?