Initially I thought I should post under "Chicken Behavior" because it certainly was "chicken" of my husband to do this! But after thinking about it I realized the big ol' redneck didn't understand the ramifications of his actions; he actually thought he did **gulp** good! Yesterday afternoon he called me and said his cousin wanted to get rid of his chickens: 20 or so laying hens, a roo and misc. chicken related items and he only wanted $100 for the lot. Knowing his cousin is unemployed and probably needs the money I said ok. I never dreamed my darling hubby would do what he did next. He brought them home, added them to MY coop then came in the house and proudly announced that the new chickens were settling in for the night! OMG, right?!?!?! Last night it was in the mid 30's and I had nowhere else to put them, so I left them for the night. I was going to put together some sort of quarantine facility in the barn today but was not given this luxury! After a rather sleepless night I got up just before dawn and opened the chicken door thinking my flock of 17 including a roo and the latest additions could forage together in the pasture all day and get aquainted. Too late! Although much larger than my original roo (who was going to freezer camp after jacking me up yet again just yesterday but that's a whole other story!) I found the new roo hopping around on one foot and bleeding from his comb! I'm not sure if he was damaged in transit (to my horror all of em' shoved in a large dog kennel I've learned this morning) or if Rudy jacked him up too! Please help! What sort of damage control do I need to do? I feel so bad for my girls with the late night invasion and all and I feel bad for the newest additions to my flock. They must be traumatized beyond belief! Thanks y'all!!!