Well I have done it. I caught all my roosters and have put them in lock down until my breeding pens are up and running. I found one of my layers (note out of my girls I have three for sure laying and 20 that will start soon) with her comb with blood on it. As I was in there feeding the flock I saw one of the youngsters find her and mate with her and he was quite rough. I am hoping that a bit of time will cool both him and me as I got so angry that I chased down all the boys and put them in the isolation room. How do you introduce the rooster with the hens in a breeding pen? Do you just throw them in together? Are they usually in the flock until you put them in the breeding pen? I have 7 roosters- 4 of the silver laced variety (my youngsters) , 1 turken, which will be getting some females this month Since he happens to be my favorite he was saved when I butchered. and two that I keep trying to figure out what they are both have turned into very pretty boys- one of which is my entertainment as he gets into so much trouble and the other is my singer. I know that I will have to butcher again but am not looking forward to it. How do you have your breeding program set up? I am hoping that once these youngsters give me eggs for a month or so that I can put them into breeding pens and hatch out chicks this year. Any and all words of wisdom would be welcome.