Hi All~ I just received 3 mature birds from BYCer lockedharts. They are a beautiful trio of standard splash cochins. They are doing very well - eating and drinking and scratching the dirt and pooping. They are off to themselves so that they can acclimize to my place and the changes. (Don't I sound like a mama hen? LOL) She had to mail them to me in California and, now that I have them, I have some questions of you more experienced folks. How soon should I expect the hens to start laying again? Will the eggs' fertility be effected? These birds were together there and again here, so in theory there is no interuption or change in breeding habits. What kind of "side effects" might I see in my new birds? Will the roo's behavior be effected by the shipping? I am hoping to integrate these birds into my other cochins at some point. The roosters that I already have grew up together and are very docile and get along well. This new roo seems docile to people, but how will he be to other roos? What else might happen that I might be able to head off at the pass? Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences!!!