Maybe this goes someplace else....move it if it needs to be moved. I have a year and two month old BO rooster in the big flock. Because of a racoon attack we moved 15 two month old chicks into the main flock and it went well. So far, up to now, the rooster has been great. The young ones have intergrated into the flock well. Tonight when putting the chickens up my SIL saw the rooster trying to breed one of the young ones. I did not think he would try until they were at POL? Am I wrong? There are places in the coop for the younger ones to get away from the older ones. The rooster has been great with the little ones so far. He protects the little ones from the older hens. He finds them treats. So far we thought we were lucky. I am just concerned about this as they are not full size yet. Heck, not worried about them getting pregnant! LOL>.......just did not think there would be any breeding until they were ready.