We were just given a rooster that needed rescue. We are pretty new to raising chickens (less than a year) and am not sure what to do. We think the rooster is probably 6-8 months old, but not sure. We don't know anything about the rooster or where he came from. He seems friendly but skittish. Looks like the comb has been cut and the outer toe on each leg is curled. He seems to get around okay, but often stands on only one leg when still. Not the smartest thing we've done, but we went ahead and put him in with 5 of our hens (11 month old RIR) and the rooster is getting pecked a lot and often winds up alone, hiding in the coop looking scared. I know that it takes time for them the readjust the pecking order, but does anyone have any suggestions. We don't have a separate area to keep him in so separating them isn't really an option. Looks like he's had a rough life so far and we would love to give him a nice home, but don't want to lose our hens or have them keep pecking and harassing him. Any advise would be helpful. Also, just for my info.... why would someone cut off his comb?