Last Friday I got a Japanese Bantam rooster for my 6 hen mixed breed flock. He's been together with them in the coop since (quarantine wasn't practical), getting used to them. As he's young and smaller than the hens, he hasn't assumed any leadership position yet. He keeps out of the hen wars, roosts alone at night and just around feeding time he joins the others after a while and pecks his way through to the food. I haven't let them out of the coop into the run since because I'm worried that he might just fly away and not come back. After all he's new, not really integrated yet and he's an excellent flyer (tried to escape when I bought him) and my run is only partially covered on top. Would it be safe to let him out together with them after about 6 days or a week? I'm just beginning to feel sorry for the hens that are cooped up all these days because of him and I know it's not an ideal arrangement.