I have a small flock of hens: two mature layers (1 BR, 1 Amer); and 12 hens that are 11 weeks old (6 RIRs, 3 bantys, 2 BRs, 1 Amer). I have an angle on on 10 week old rooster from a friend. He's got a fairly good personalilty, and his father is a great manager of his girls.
Is it safe or advisable to introduce this fellow to my flock? What pitfalls or risks should I be aware of? Any advice on how to do this -- just add him to the community and watch and see how it goes?
Thank you kindly,