I ordered a rhode island red cockerel in addition to my new chicks. When hes out of the brooder and old enough do I incorporate him in just like I would any new pullet or just throw him in and let him try to gain control lol. I am new to the rooster thing, and want one just because I like listening to them crow and just like them in general. He will be in with 5 other rhode island reds, 2 barred rocks, 3 buff orphingtons, 2 partridge rocks, 2 jersey giants, 3 cuckoo marans, and 3 red stars. First off if I ever did decide I wanted to hatch some eggs, I would probably only want to raise the pure rhode island reds. I do know however, from reading certain breeds are able to hatch with others and certain ones are not. Anyone know which of these if any would be compatible with the rhode island red rooster? Reasons why i shouldn't try it if I got bored? lol.... Also would I have to stop putting laying pellets in the coop since hes in there or just offer something else along with it?