All hail the wise peeps of BYC! I've lurked forever but never had a question that was specific enough to me to post. So here goes. We got 2 baby chicks to add to our existing flock of 2 happy ladies. The past 2 days I have figured out that one of our babies is a BOY. I am so, so upset, as they are illegal in our town. I'm desperately trying to place this little guy (who is 8 weeks old) but my main question here is about the new little hen. She is too young to go with the big girls, but I don't want her to be alone. Should I keep Mr Roo around long enough to establish little hen with a new friend? Or try to get Mr Roo out of the picture as soon as possible then introduce a new (same age) bird to little hen? I'm just trying to figure out the dynamics to minimize stress for everyone involved (except for me - I'm losing sleep over this roo thing! I'd welcome advice on what to do with him, also, but I think it comes down to luck pretty much, eh?) Thanks sooo much!