Hi, it's Celia again!
I'm going to finish telling you about the new chickens today. If you haven't read parts one and two, go here and here .
The best way to add new chickens to your flock is to sneak them into the hen house at night while the older chickens are sleeping. Then the older ones wake up with the new ones and they get along better. There is still a pecking order that needs to be established, but the new ones don't get pecked so much if they wake up together in the morning. I don't know why, but that's what Mom the chicken psychologist says.