Hi all, I know there are a lot of posts on integrating and protecting existing flocks from adult chickens, and brooding chicks alongside existing flocks but I couldn't quite find the answer I was looking for. Basically I'm wondering what do I need to do (if anything) to protect my existing flock from possible disease or infection from baby chicks. It might sound silly but I just want to be absolutely sure since I only have one hen left from my initial flock (due to a bad raccoon attack) and has since become the ultimate lap chicken, following me around wherever I go. I brought home baby chicks yesterday fully intending for her to have new friends in a few weeks. However these chicks came from a different feed store (and hatchery) than my existing flock and I wasn't sure if an absolute quarantine was needed. I was about to throw the bedding from their travels into my compost pile but my last hen has access to it, and I don't want her to get sick from the chick bedding. What has been everyone else's experience? Am I just being paranoid?