Im hoping that you all can help me with a dilema. Our little flock was over the years reduced to a hen and a rooster, so we decided to start over and get 4 new chicks, one of which certainly looked to be a cockeral. The plan was to keep the pullets seperated until they got bigger, and then gradually integrate them with our other flock, which now includes four new baby chicks our hen hatched out this weekend. The pullets have been living in a chicken tractor next to our house durring the day and a giant cardboard box inside at night, pending construction for a seperate coop and run for them. My dad finished the coop, the run is still under construction, and since my mom really wanted them out of the house, and the coop seemed pretty secure, we moved them out to their new coop last night. This morning, our dogs tore open the new coop and killed 2 of the pullets, the third is missing, presumed dead. This was something of a shock as the dogs never bother the other chickens. Now Im left with a cockeral inside in the box by himself and a broody hen and a rooster with four baby chicks outside in our big run. I have no clue what to do with this cockeral. Im afraid if I put him with the other chickens they will kill him. I feel awful with him being by himself. Hes a pet and I love him very much, and hes the last of the first batch of chicks I raised by hand, and I would really be sad to give him away. If any of you have any suggestions as to how or if I could somehow integrate him with the other chickens, that would be wonderful.