Hi all! Now that my coop has been built, i found a lady who raises chickens. .i am going to get 6 Rhode Island Reds that are already laying.. they have a nice big (8x8x10) coop and a large yard to free range. .so here is my question. . I would like to get a rooster, and found a beautiful black pure bred Australorp. . i would like to get him to add to the flock im getting. .do i need to quarantine him for 30 days or so? Also, i heard it's not necessarily good, because he could fertilize the eggs, and they could be spoiled? Any thoughts on this?? I would like to get him because he looks great, and we live on a mountain. .perhaps he would be a good guard for the flock?? Any thoughts, as i am new to this and have no clue. . Thanks.