Hi Everyone, I have a very aggressive rooster that I raised with a very sweet hen, they get along kind of ok but not that great (she retreats to the roof a lot due to overbreeding) - he attacks us mostly, so I got two mature hens and the incubation is nearly complete - the girls are doing great! My ultimate goal was to keep the one hen, add the other two and get rid of the roo. I'm going to put the small coop in the big coop soon (thanks to all the advice I've read here!) and leave them all for about a week.
My question is: Should I take the Roo out BEFORE everyone joins up or leave him in there to chase them all around for a bit then take him out? The reasoning behind the 2nd example is I feel like maybe if he "picks" on all of them for a bit, they will have a common thread and there won't be a difficult pecking order time for the two new or the one with the home court advantage. But I'd rather get rid of Sheldon the Roo sooner rather than later.
I'd love your experience!