I have 7 hens and decided to get my girls some protection so I'm getting them a rooster. I know I'm supposed to quarantine him- I've read that he should be quarantined for at least a MONTH?!? But HOW do I do that? I really only have one coop and a run. My girls free range most of the day. So does he have to be completely separate from the girls- like in a different coop? Or can he be in a large dog kennel in the run? Can I let him out in the run while the girls are out free-ranging, or will that expose my girls to his poop when they come back in? I recently added 4 hens to my flock of 3 without quarantine, because I felt bad for the girls being stuck in the dog kennel, and all is well....but I felt like I would be chastised here at BYC because I've seen the golden rule of quarantine, many times. And I know I took a big risk doing that. Please someone help me so I don't make the wrong decision.