Originally Posted by drumstick diva
That is the way most flocks are when a new bird or birds are introduced. You are right to be concerned for him. Pecking order can be a savage thing if not supervised. Please check out the "integration" threads (put in search box) and they will pop up. The best way is the "look but don't touch method." Basically you partition off part of the coop and run, or use a safe cage. You would put the new rooster in the cage(with food and water) so the others can see him and check him out without being able to harm him. After a period of time they will just ignore him. Then you supervise any time he spends together with themloose. If you have some really nasty birds, they may need to be in cages for a few days so they are knocked lower on the pecking order, when they come back.
Yep, I did the partition for 5 days and then I let him out supervised with me sitting in with a long stick....the 2 dominant ones when they tried to chase and peck him all I had to do was raise the stick and they would 'back off'....one is fine now but the other one is still doing it, and I clicked a picture of her and if you really notice she has that 'look' of being Bossy
I am gonna block her off today and see if that works....thank you for all the advice, I appreciate it