Hello all, We just bought a hobby farm. We weren't planning on getting chickens until next year but a friend of mine needs to rehome her rooster. Hes approx 1 yr old Orpington. He is apparently friendly and disease free. So we agreed to take the rooster friend. Here's my dilemma 1: Getting him some hens: I have someone that wants to give me a 1 yr old Bantam hen (she is being picked on by 5 Barred Rock hens). Is this a good idea? 2: Introductions: I've read a bunch on how to introduce new chickens to an existing flock but there isn't much info on introducing two single birds to each other. Is it the same principle? Quarantine for a week or two, then introduce visually for a week-ish, then introduce physically (+/- at night)? 3: If I can't get some more hens right away will the Rooster and the Bantam hen be okay until I can get some chicks and raise them in the Spring? Go easy on us, we are new. Thanks in advance for the suggestions!