I have a rooster seperated in a small room in my basment until he heals up. My hens pecked out all his feathers around his neck and chest, which caused him to get really weak during that last -25 degree cold snap. Then the younger barred rock moved in, and tried to kill him. Beat him up pretty bad. I knew he wouldnt survive in the coop during the winter with no feathers and now bloody wounds, so Ive moved him to my cellar until his feathers come back a decent amount and the frostbite on his comb and wattles heals up. Hes been down there for a few days and I am wondering if I should be exposing him to a few hens, or the coop for a couple hours while he heals up. I want him down there for at least 30 days. Im not so crazy about the younger BR rooster, hes always had an attitude problem and hes become really aggressive since the alpha was removed. So should I socialize this rooster while he is healing up? or is this uneccesary? I know hes pretty lonely down there, I dont want him to snap and go beserk all of a sudden, attacking humans and whatnot.