Just need comformation that I am going about this the right way.... I have a rooster I removed from the main flock because of fighting. He was getting beat up by the alpha roo because he was trying to breed the hens. I know, I have had a long hard row getting all the roosters rehomed. But this BR roo is pretty and I want to keep him. (plus, he was DGD's pick from the beginning) So, we built a new run on the back side of the coop and will build on to the coop when my husband gets back. In the meantime I have temp housing for the Lone Rooster set up. I am getting him two or three girls of his own this week. His same age and breed. I will need to quarantine I know, so I thought I would put the Lone Rooster in his new digs and put the new girls in the tractor where the rooster has been staying. Will keep them in there a couple of weeks letting the Lone Rooster out to hang around the tractor for a while every evening. So they can see each other but not have contact. While waiting long enough to let them be together I am going to put a temp fence in the new run with temp housing for the new girls. Once time has passed I will move them from the tractor to the devided off section for a few days.....then remove the fence. I know he has been lonely being by himself. They all grew up together. But I did not want him beat up daily and now I want to do this part right so they all have the best chance. More girls? Enough? Could easily have 6 in there but am lucky to have found the two or three this lady is going to let me buy. She is a breeder locally and I have visited with her several time and she finally told me to call this week so she would have time to see who she would let go. This roo is not mean however I do think some time out of the tractor in the new pen is called for first. However, I could put the new girls in the new run first and let them get used to it. I just thought Lone Rooster needed the time first. I know they are just chickens. However, the difference it made in the flock to remove LR was amazing. All the girls started laying, the BO roo stepped up and is gentle with them and is doing his job taking care of them. Peace in the flock. I want the best chance for the second flock. The Lone Roo is equally gentle so I am hoping for the best for him too. I will have to do this again for the cochin roo who does not even have roo behaviors yet at all....and they are all the same age....24 weeks. I have a plan for him (last roo) also that I am starting on in case fighting breaks out. There is enough room for him a section also. Then I will get him girls to match him. I appreciate any advice/input that you can give me.