Hello all. I just got new chicks this last weekend. They are about 4 weeks old. They came from a mixed backyard flock. The owner gave us a rooster whom looks to be 1 yr old but not sure. They are in the same coop and i was worried at first how he would be with the chicks. But surprise he is tending them! He sleeps in the nest with them protects them shows them how to scratch and they seam to love being with him. Anyone else had a rooster do this? Its just him and them no hen at all.