Remember your first day at your new job? You walked in carrying your little file box containing not much more than your coffee cup and your potted plant and found your way to your new office. Everybody’s stared at you and you didn’t know any of them. You didn’t know where the break room or the bathroom was—you didn’t know where anything was, and you weren’t sure what you were supposed to do next.
Now, imagine that all your new co-workers had beaks and were crowding around to maliciously peck at you and you’ll be pretty close to what it must be like to be that new chicken you’re introducing to your flock. Which is why you can’t just open the coop door, toss in a few new chickens and hope for the best. It will be a stressful time for you and your flock, but with a little planning and strategy you can make it a little less stressful.