Has anyone had success integrating a new adult rooster into an established flock? My gut is telling me that this would be likely to go poorly. We currently have 16 chickens- 4 of which (2 capons and 2 cockerels) are about to go into a separate pen for finishing/butchering. That will leave us with 10 hens/pullets and 2 roosters, a BCM and Araucana. BCM is the boss, he allows the Araucana to breed his hatchmates (6 month old POL pullets) and occasionally one of his hens. They get along great, no fighting. They are housed in a 10x3ft coop at night to sleep, and have a 75ft x75ft run. So, lots of space for them and they seem to be happy with the arrangements. The hens and pullets are showing no symptoms of being overbred, no wounds or anything. We are on 2000 acres and they are allowed to free range when we are home. Once our fruit orchard is established they will probably go back to free ranging all the time. Their is a poultry auction near me this weekend that has some lots I am interested in- but of course these are all pairs or trios. So I'm trying to decide what the likelihood is that I would be able to integrate an additional adult rooster. The 2 boys have never seemed to care about the chicks that grow up to be roosters- but adding in an adult seems like a whole other can of worms. I have a separate area under the house where I can keep the newbies for quarantine of at least 30 days. By that point the 4 capons/cockerels will be in the freezer, so I will have a second pen that I can use as an integration barrier and emergency housing if the whole thing goes to hell. I could always eat the rooster I suppose, but being the cost of chickens here in Australia its likely to be an expensive meal Thoughts?