Today, tried to add a new bantam to other 3. The original 3 have been trying to kill her. I starting rotating time in coop vs range time with the 3 regulars and the new girl, to keep her safe. She's roosting with them tonight but RE earlier posts on this site, I've thrown together a colossal dog crate for her so I can get up before sunrise and remove her. Plan to alternate ranging time. Question is this- Should I still put her in to roost with them each night (after the natural light is gone and just before the artificial light goes down) or do I keep her entirely separate? It's not too cold, not below 50s all this week, at night. I'm getting mixed signals about the night-roosting deal on previous posts...... Also- your earlier posts say 1 mos separation- Is that the typical time to acclimate them? The other three have been together for less than 2 wks and all 4 chickens are less than 5 mos old. Will 1 mos be the standard? Just wondering I really screwed the pooch on trying to add a single new 1 to a fresh group of 3.. I had no idea chickens could be so VICIOUS. Important lesson! How does anyone EVER add new chickens to a group, with all this aggression?!