We are often asked about introducing new birds to an old flock and, although we’ve had success doing that (keep separately at first, provide plenty of space, make sure everyone has more than adequate
food and water), we know there’s no surefire method.
But in the past couple of weeks, we have tried something a little more complicated. We’ve allowed two different flocks to mingle together during the day and then retreat to their separate roosts at night.
The amazing thing is that each flock sorts itself out at the end of the day and goes back, without fail, to the proper roost. That’s even more surprising to us because some of these birds used to be part of
the other flock and were only separated a few months ago.