I am unsure how to proceed. I have one lonesome chicken, Precious, who really wants some friends. Her only friend died last month. I ordered 4 chicks that are due to hatch on March 9th. I'm not sure how old the chicks need to be before I introduce them to Precious but I know I will have to raise them for 4-6 weeks in a brooder first and I have a 150 gallon rubbermaid stock tank that I intend to use. I've been reading up on how to raise baby chicks. My plan is to put them in a cage in Precious' run first when they are old enough to go in the run for their first introduction. she wasn't mean to the newcomer when I got her a friend the last time, but that chicken was closer to her own age. Do I need to worry that she will be mean to the chicks? I am tempted to get her another adult friend sooner because then I know she would have company in 30 days once quarantine is over but it seems like it is safer for Precious if I don't introduce any adult birds to her at all. am I correct? I really don't want more than 5 or 6 chickens total ultimately anyway but I am prepared for there to be roos that I may have to rehome.