Sorry, I've been so busy with my yak herd that I haven't been on here in awhile. A lady came over today and asked me if I was missing a white chicken. I said no, all 13 were present and accounted for. She said that she had asked all the other people around, and no one would claim this chicken. She said it had been living at the end of her driveway for at least 4 days. She asked me to come get it because of the chances of getting killed by predators. I went to investigate, and found an adorable white silkie bantam cockerel. Her driveway was very long (couldn't even see her house), and the chicken had been living at the end of it which is right off of a main dirt road. I had to go back several times during the day before my husband was finally able to catch him. We immediately fell in love with the little guy, and my husband named him Frickin. Anywho.... my other 13 free-range, and when they came home and discovered the Silkie, they attacked him. The poor little guy buried his head in a corner, and started trembling. I ran in and saved him, and we closed the flock in the indoor portion of the coop. The outdoor portion is completely predator-proof, so we set him up out there. We took out my old brooder box, and stood it on its side. We put in some straw, and some food and water. Tomorrow we will be at the U of M game all day (Go Blue!!!) and late into the night, so the flock will not be allowed to free range. We plan to scoot the box up to the chicken wire to keep him isolated from the rest of the flock. I have to let them out at least into the outside portion of the coop, because they are not used to having to stay fenced in. So my question, as a new chicken owner, is.... how do I introduce this little guy to my flock without them killing him? He's absolutely adorable-I think someone probably just dumped him on the side of the road because he's a rooster. I don't care-he deserves a happy life, too. I have two roosters- 1 is a full grown RIR (Jarhead), and the other 1 is a young something-or-other that is appropriately named Fried Chicken (he will be in about a week or two). So Frickin makes 3. Jarhead and the hens were the ones who attacked Frickin. Any ideas on how to make sure this little guy gets a shot at life without my other chickens ending it? Thanks a bunch!!!!!!