Hi All, I have three chickens that I raised from chicks. I did have four but the fourth one recently died, no apparent reason. My husband bough four 19-20 week pullets from a reputable place, he is personally friends with the staff. So we kept the pullets in a dog crate next to our existing chicken space for about a week. I felt bad for them though because it's not a lot of space in there. So today we moved them in with our other hens. There was a lot of chasing and pecking going on -our road island red was quite aggressive. Eventually all three new chickens went up on the roof of the chicken coop and didn't come down until bedtime-and they are currently sleeping back on the roost in the dog crate, and the old chickens are in the henhouse. My husband went down to check on them after dark and saw a rodent eating out of the chicken's food too. I'm so worried about all of these things! I guess we need to secure the chicken run a little better to hopefully keep the rodent out, and maybe set the bucket trap thing if that continues to be a problem. But how should we proceed with the new hens? Is this all normal? Should we take the dog crate out of the chicken run and force them to all sleep together? Should I lock up the road island red to let the other five get used to each other? Help!