I must have lost my mind. I swore I'd not get a rooster. I didn't want/need fertilized eggs, or have the hens bothered. But I'm in the country, and I love the look and sound of a rooster. I also know he'll warn of airborne predators. Well today I brought home a six month old brown leghorn rooster today. He is sweet, loves to be held (raised by a 6 and 4 year old girl), and he's gorgeous!. He has his own house and small run and is in full quarantine away from the hens for two full weeks. Then he can free range his legs off. He is also being treated, as a precaution, for worms and mites. He is beautiful. The previous owner had a batch of spring chicks, and an oopsie surprise rooster. She pampered them silly, but was looking at huge fines from the city zoning. He was totally free range and just slept wherever. I had to pluck him from our yard and put him in his house and on his perch. He didn't know he was supposed to be in there. I think he was totally asleep when I moved him, he was like a blob of dough. lol. Bless him. We named him Scout. So rooster upkeep, what magical issues do I need to know?