Hi all, I'm looking for some advice on introducing some new hens. Due to the recent death of her sister I have been left with one lonely-looking (yes, I know I'm projecting...) chicken. She's getting on a bit and has pretty much stopped laying but I don't have the heart to cull her. And part of the appeal for me was to have hens clucking around as much as for the eggs. Anyway. I'd like to get her a couple of companions. My contact has some 12-week-olds available. I don't have the set-up to keep them separate. I have a house where they retire at night which will be big enough for three, and then they free range in our secure compound during the day. The house isn't lockable, they let themselves in and out. I'm not too concerned about the fighting during the day as there is plenty of room for them to avoid each other if they wish. My first question is: Is that a good age to introduce them, or should I wait until they are older to take collection? Second question: Will they be okay in the house together at night or should I make any amends to this arrangement when introduction new hens? Any finally, any other hints or tips are welcome! Thanks in advance.