We rescued a hen last April, bought her some company, rescued two ex egg farm chickens and caught the 'chicken bug' We decided to try our hand at incubating hatching eggs with the idea of keeping the hens and using any cockerels for the table. However, when the chicks hatched and we watched them thrive we realised that there was no way that we could do anything other than nurture and take care of the little dears giving us the problem of finding good homes for the surplus roos. We ended up with 17 hens and 9 cockerels. Bo & Chip, two Light Sussex Roos and Tilly, a White Leghorn Roo were rehomed via a local farm and now head their own flocks. Pierre and Floyd two white Bresse Roos were rehomed via another farm along with Pinky, a Bresse hen. Pingu, a lovely Barred Rock Roo lives with 9 hens in our main coop and is going nowhere. In a seperate coop we have Patch, a Gold Spangled Hamburg bantam Roo who lives with Dotty, a Silver Spangled Hamburg bantam hen, Fuzzy and Ugg, two Pekin bantams, Fleur, a white Bresse Hen, Bobbie, a Light Sussex hen, Terry, a Buff Leghorn Roo and Matt a mixed breed crested Roo. These all hatched within a week or so of each other and have lived together since they were chicks but are growing rapidly. Our intention is to introduce the two larger hens to Pingu's flock when they are big enough to hold their own. Here is where I need some advice. Firstly, given that the two Hamburgs and the two Pekin bantams are and will always be much smaller than the other birds and that we intend to keep Patch would these be better kept separate from the main flock? Secondly, if we can't find good homes for Terry and Matt how advisable is it to have more than one Roo in the main flock? I love my birds and am determined that none of them Roo or hen will end up on the table and that unless I find good homes for Terry and Matt that they are staying put.