I think we are going to get a few new sisters for our remaining hen tomorrow! We had two hens but one was killed, leaving a lonely girl behind. I spoke with a man over the phone tonight who raises all types of chickens...lots of different breeds. He has many pullets that are just about to lay so we have lots of ones to choose from. He has a partridge cochin that is ready, which my daughter is really excited about. I might get a buff orpington or a wyandotte. Not sure which will grab my heart first. I've read some of the advice about how to introduce new birds to existing ones and I think I have a plan. Our hen Cajun doesn't go in the coop much these days. She free ranges during the day and has a favorite shelf picked out in the garage. We let her stay in there locked up overnight. So, I think I will put the new birds in the coop for the quarantine time and let them interact as Cajun roams free. This will also allow the new birds to acclimate to us before we let them roam free, too. Hopefully all will work out well. This is a new venture for us. Cajun is an adult but she was also the low one on the pecking order from the two we have/had. I have never seen her be aggressive at all. Shelly (the hen who died) was the chief cluck but I never saw her act aggressive, either. So, I am afraid of the idea they might fight. What if the babies attack Cajun? What if Cajun attacks the babies? I guess we will have to stage an intervention I'll keep you posted on what transpires, unless my hubby comes home from fishing tonight and nixes the idea. But, he has said we could get a few more.