My bro-in-law has a friend who raises chickens for sunwest foods, (they supply eggs to safeway here in BC) Anyway he has to many chickens (white leghorns) and he has 50 or so over limit (no idea why) So he told my brother in law that we could have as many that we wanted if we wanted some. I'm assuming these chickens probably don't live in the best conditions because my brother in law said something foolish like "well of course you have enough room they live 4 to a cage" I of course responded by saying "we don't raise chickens that way. I have room size wise for 10 more adult birds in my exsisiting coup. But I think I read somewhere its not a good idea to introduce new birds to an old flock? I have several other "out buildings" I could make into a coup, but I would need a couple days to complete and I guess these chickens will be culled today if they don't find new homes (they are 19 weeks) We have always planned on having another coup, but having just bought this property (and it needs lots of work) we have lots to do on it and havn't found the time yet. So I'm wondering should I take 10 and introduce to my exsisiting flock or should I get outside and work my butt off and ready them their own "coup"(i could then take all 50, i think im crazy) It would be possible for me to have it chicken ready on the inside however they probably would not have a run till mid-week or next week-end. Any thoughts?