Ok, so last week I had to cull my 10 month old BR cockerel due to aggressive behavior. The same day I got 2 new cockerels...well, I got one, and my mom got one too...and she just happens to live with me, so essentially I now have 2 cockerels...both 18 weeks old. I kept them isolated...or what I thought was isolated...for three days, until I realized (after reading some posts here on BYC) since they were just in separate enclosures right next to the run my girls are in, it's not quarantine...they are sharing the same air space, as well as being able to peck the ground my girls walked on. So, since there was no point anymore, I added them to my flock of 8 BR and BR cross pullets (9 and 10 months old). Kokopelli...my mom's EE cockerel...was a member of the flock by the end of the day. He has mounted females, and when he calls them they come running. Whew, at least they accepted ONE of the new guys. Pipsqueak is my guy. He's a Chocolate Orpington bantam. He is obviously a lot smaller than the rest...even the EE roo that's the same age. All my girls and the EE ignore him. At first the girls would peck at him and such, but now he just doesn't go near them. If they are in the run, he's in the coop...if they are in the coop, he's in the run. I have to pick him up and put him on the roost with the rest of them at night because he hides in the nesting boxes to sleep. Today was the first day I let them free range together. Kokopelli stuck with the girls. Pipsqueak (Pip of course, for short) stayed a good distance from all of them. If one or more of the pullets headed in his direction, he took off in the opposite. Then, when it was dusk and time to close up the chickens for the night, I couldn't find Pip. Kokopelli and the girls were in the run and in the coop. Took me about 30 minutes, but I finally found him...roosting in a tree about 150 feet from the coop. I feel so bad for him. He has got to be the sweetest chicken I've ever seen. He comes running when he sees me or hears my voice. He stood on my steps looking in the patio door window clucking away today...like he was saying "Mommy, where are you? Please let me in!" LOL. I love him. He snuggles in my hair, purrs at me...I love it! It breaks my heart that he doesn't have any friends. He's always all by himself, and I can't be outside all day paying attention to him...I have a house to run and kids to take care of. I don't know how to help him, and I have no idea if he will ever be a part of the flock...or is he doomed to be a loner forever? Is it because he's so small? Should I go buy him a buddy???