I had meant ot have them in look-dont-touch range until Saturday, at least, either my son let the roosters out together or they managed it on their own. Either way there was a fight (big surprise) and my original rooster, Connor, got his butt kicked. Right now he is convalescing in the spare bathroom with Brigid the Wonder Chicken, who is preening and fussing over him like--you guessed it. Connor's owies should be mostly better by tomorrow. He cannot stay all winter in the bathroom. Now what? How soon can I re-introduce him? And how should I do it? How carefully do I have to monitor the fighting? How long will this go on? If he stays with Brigid for a few days, will these two become "friends"? They get along just fine now. Connor seems to love the attention. Will they stay friends once they go back in the yard? The hens all seem to be fine together. and they all seem to like the new roo. I have had my son go out and check on them every half hour or so to make sure they have not wandered into the neighbors yard, and they all seem to be all right. No fighting, no blood, just a good ol' time searching for bugs in the yard. I find them wandering in various combinations of old and new hens, with and without Seamus, the new roo.