We have one (accidental) rooster and 2 hens. He is just mating the heck out of one of our hens and ignoring the other. We actually quite like the rooster and killing him is not an option for us. We're much too sensitive and don't eat meat anyway. Our white hen has completely lost all the feathers on her back and is just looking terrible. We tried a hen saddle but it keeps falling off. Our solution for now is to separate them during the day and let them all sleep together at night. So we're thinking of getting a few more hens hoping he'll spread the love around. *fingers crossed* We still need to build a larger coop (a 4x8 walk in is what we're planning), but we were searching craigslist and came across this ad. These poor things (at least to me) look ragged, thin and tired. What would the dangers be to bringing 2-3 home to our current flock of 3? We would have to keep them separate for a while to watch for disease I'm guessing, right? The place where we're building the new coop is about 10 feet away from the old coop and will be gated off. Would we be able to put them in there for a couple weeks to watch them and make sure they're not sick or is that too close? So many things to think about!