I have a young rooster - his hatch date was July 27. He's been a VERY slow featherer, so while the rest of his little flock have been booted out of the garage and live on the farm, this guy is still living at home. He's ready to go I'm ready to give him the boot this weekend, but I want to do this the right way. He is covered, finally with feathers - still a bit of fuzz, but feathered. We live in Florida and our lows are mid 60's to lower 70's - chilly, but not cold.
I've read a lot about integration, but it all seems geared toward introducing adult birds into adult bird flocks or baby, baby chicks into another brooder.
He's closer to a baby chick than an adult.
My thought process is to give him his own coop within sight of the bigger group. Allow the bigger group to free-range around him for a week or two - then let him free range with the group, supervised and see how that goes.
PS: Thanks in advance - I've been reading the forums a long time and have gained a ton of knowledge from the group.
Edited to add - all of the chickens were hatched on July 27th...so they are in the same age group.
Edited by MustBeeKiddin - 10/6/15 at 6:41am