I bought 3 young chickens about 3 weeks ago all different types but from the same farm, they were together with all of the farmers flock, he had around 40 birds and I just picked 3 from the flock. I have recently just converted a shed to make a bigger coop as the other was what I thought too small for 3 chickens. So now I have a bigger coop I did think of adding 1 or 2 more hens but after reading all the threads about introducing it has put me off the idea, I thought if I got the new additions from the same farm it might be easier but I read it still can be a problem because the 3 I have now would probably established some kind of pecking order. What I don't have a run, what I do is just open the hatch in the morning and they free range in the fenced off garden, they go in and out of the coop during the day and they go in themselves when it's going dark. I don't have a dog crate as some suggest or anything to house any new chickens so it looks like a no no unless anybody has an idea. Col.