Okay so I have this cocky little orpington bantam rooster who is a very good husband to his 5 girls but I wanted a rooster for breeding I bought 10 chicks one of which is a buff orpington (large) cockerel. I'm not sure if they will get along. -banty: 5 months -large: 5 weeks -both are buff orpingtons By the time the large cockerel is mature the banty will be roughly a year old. -banty grew up with NHR cockerels (NHR ended up as dinner), red sex-link, a leghorns -large Orp is growing up with other Orps (2 females) and two female easter eggers (still living in their brooder in the house) -I also have a group of five 6 week old barred rock pullets, black australorps pullets, and a buff orpington pullet (living in a dog crate in the coop) to be introduced to the rest of the flock in a few weeks. - altogether that's 2 roosters, 14 hens or 7 to 1 Also any advise on integrating chicks with a baby cockerel (not till their 6 to 8 weeks old) to a flock already with a cockerel? will the rooster help with the chicks becoming part of the flock (stop fights with the hens, and so on) or will he be aggressive to the chicks. I had a successful intro with the leghorn hens but that was when my roo and hens were only 2 months old. Now they're mature and I'm not sure. All advise and help is appreciated! Thanks!