I'm ordering a couple of male Light Brahmas this year to show in Breeding Class at my county fair. I'm giving one to the neighbor as soon as possible, and trying to work out how to give away the other one, because I only need them until July (I'll be ordering mid-January, so they'll be about six months or so). I'll have them living with my other hens, but my problem is I don't want them to be mating with all the hens; it ruins their feathers for show, and plus I generally prefer a rooster-free flock. I'm going to be keeping them separated from the rest of the flock to prevent this, but how soon should I (I'm not sure when I'll move them up to the coop; the winters here are cold, but I have a heat lamp, and so far it has been pretty mild, thoughts on this?)? How soon do rooster attempt to mate with hens? Thanks in advance.