Well, I wanted to start out with 3 hens and no roosters! Yeah, right. I found a friend of a friend that's moving and needed to get rid of all their hens and roosters. Well, I was convinced I needed all 13-15 hens (long story, can't get close to check and not really sure what I'm looking for either! ) and one rooster. Picked them up last night and got them settled in my brand spanking new coop. I noticed tonite when I tucked them into bed that the roo has considerable diahhrea and pretty smelly too. Is this something I should be worried about or chalk it up to relocation stress. I've continued giving them the same feed as the previous owner. I think layer crumbles were all they were getting. I did give them stale cereal and a couple of pieces of bread this am. I have no idea of the age, breed or previous care of these birds. Also, should I do some kind of preventative maintainence on them? On the upside, two of the hens laid eggs this afternoon. Women usually handle stress better, right?