First off, this is a great site. Thank you, to whomever started it, and thanks to all the great members who help each other out. I got my first hens a few weeks ago from a farmer selling chickens along the side of the road. About 17 hens and roosters all (literally) cooped up in a small cage. He sells, then butchers them, for us denizens of Kathmandu. Long story short, my middle daughter's birthday was coming up and I got her a couple of beautiful hens (promptly named June Bug and Pepper . . . we are originally from the MidWest (United States). The hens were petrified for the first couple of weeks in their new, free range, environment, but are now pudgy and brave, as they love chasing kaag's (crows) away from their food. It's hilarious. They like to sleep together in a roost my gardener built for them. There is another roost that my gardener says we can put two more hens . . . I am not getting roosters due to the proximity of my neighbors who would not appreciate loud crowing in the A.M. While traveling outside of Kathmandu, I met a farmer who has five day olde chicks. I would like to get two more hens but am concerned about fighting. Can I introduce these little babies to my older girls or will the older one's kill them? My gardener says no, but I'm a bit concerned. The hens have lots of room to scratch and walk around all day, including having bushes to hide in. How old can I take the little one's from their mom? The kurkura (chickens) are dherai rumailo (very fun)! Anyway, thanks for letting a Nepali resident join your group!