Hello everyone I'm new to the site. But have scrolled through hours of threads on here before joining. I have had a lot of questions and found 90% of them answered here. Thanks to all. I have only in the past week began my chicken experience. I have started my flock with 6 battery hens (red sexlink) I'm sure. They were rescued about 6 weeks before I got them. I didn't even realize the horror these lil girls had been through at the time. They were meant to be dual purpose but now that I know what they have endured I will never kill them. I will get whatever eggs they lay and just let them die a natural death. There feathers are growing back good and are about 75% back to normal. They are starting to act like normal chickens. Today I got a rooster and put him with them which was pretty stressful for about an hour but they all seem fine with it now. I am not sure of his breed. His dad is a big Jersey giant and my friend said the hen was black too. But he is white with some irregular barring on his chest and abdomen a with black tail. Can anyone tell me anything about him. He is young and big. But not as big as ole dad. Lol. I'm sure he still has some growing to do.