Hi! We got 5 hens a week ago and at the time I wanted a few more than we bought but the husband said no... Now he has decided he would like 3 more! I've read up on introducing new hens to an already existing flock and how careful you have to be but I don't want to upset the present chucks we have either. Because we've had them only a week would introducing new ones really mess up the pecking order or is it still being decided? We are going to be on the safe side and buy another coop and build another run so they are seperated at first and do the free ranging on shifts during the day and then introduce them after a week or so. I just wondered if anyone has done this before? Common sense tells me it's probably better to introduce them ASAP than later on, months down the line say. But I love my chucks already and don't want them to become unhappy or risk very bad fighting etc when they already seem to get along so well. Thank you for any advice!