AAAAAAAAAAAAH!! So, to keep our laying Buff Orpington company we bought a Cochin Bantam and a Black Sex-link. We've got them separated for now for acclimation and quarantine reasons, but I am still freaking out. Henrietta, our Orpington, has always been relatively mild-mannered, but now she seems really bothered and keeps pacing around in her little run. Meanwhile, Zelda and Tipper, the Sex-link and Cochin respectively, have spent almost their entire time here hiding under the coup we provided for them. My wife pokes fun at me every time I get up to check on them. She thinks it adorable how I'm hovering over them....like a mother chicken. Here's my question: How long does it usually take for relatively young hens to become acclimated to their new home? Also, how long does it take for a hen to become used to having new friends around? We have no idea how old Henrietta is, she showed up in our yard about three months ago, but we think she's probably pretty young but old enough to lay. Zelda and Tipper are each supposed to be about 16 weeks old. Also, they've been here less the 24 hours, so I'm probably being ridiculous. I just want them to be comfortable with their new home.