Today was the first time I added to my existing flock of Rhode Island Reds. I brought home a Black Copper Maran and a Cream Legbar and, for the most part, day 1 of this incorporation has gone pretty well. There were a few headbutts by my Rhode Island Reds and some jumping on the new girls, but that was about it. Now, after a full day, the worst they're doing is just ignoring each other. Is it possible that the week-long introduction phase can be pushed forward? I still plan on keeping a careful watch on them for the next few days, but I'm hoping that all of the horror stories about Rhode Island Reds being bullies might not apply to this flock. I'd hate to separate the newbies from the original flock for too long. Has this process ever gone smoothly for anyone?