Hi everyone I've just joined this site because I've been reading things in here on and off for a couple of weeks. Tomorrow I am rehoming four ex-battery hens. These poor hens have never seen daylight. Anyway I'm going to let them free range in the backyard, so this seemed like the perfect place to come. I haven't actually kept chickens before and sometimes think this is a crazy venture but lives are at stake here. I believe I have everything I need. I've treated the henhouse for red mite, I've got layers crumble to start them with as they've never had pellets before, I've got mixed corn for the afternoon, I've got grit (although from reading threads here, they may not need this being free range). I've got red mite powder to apply to them after two days, as advised by the British Hen Welfare Trust, where I'm getting them from. If anyone else has ever done this, is there anything you wished you'd known beforehand or any advice you can give me in managing my flock? Thanks very much!