I have 7 BOs and 3 WRs just over 2 months old. I want to give my bachelor roo his own flock but I'm afraid it might be too soon. He's just over 6 months now. He resides very close to them and when the little girls are out free ranging, they spend a considerable amount of time milling around him (he is confined during this). But he lets them stick their heads in and peck at his treats....he seems to be taken with them. But, like I said all this takes place under close supervision and they have not had actual *contact* with each other. They can see and hear each other all the time though. I'm just afraid the little ones will get hurt or worse if the *barrier* is removed. Any thoughts?