Got 7 hens right now (3 Buff Orpintons, 2 mystery hens, 1 Ancona, & 1 Buff Brahma). When we got the Ancona last year it seemed like forever before she was accepted into the flock. Then it started all over again when we got the 2 mystery hens. I don't even think they were allowed to eat for months! 6 months later I think everyone is just OK with each other now. At least they all sleep in the coop at night now without fights breaking out. So is there a good way to introduce new hens or just let nature figure it out? I do let them have free range of the backyard during the day and then they all hop in the coop at night. I was wondering if I did introduce new hens, would it be wise to lock them in the coop all day until they get used to each other? Why can't we all just get along??? What I'd really like are some EE's or Ameraucanas, something that lays blue eggs. Thanks for any advice!