|Bratwurst and Frankfurter watch the other cattle|
from the safety of another paddock.
Earlier this year we brought home a rooster that a friend had hatched from our eggs. We should have kept him separate, but were running out of cages. We thought that he could go into the cage with all the other roosters as he was a bit larger than them, so we thought he'd be fine. Unfortunately he had grown up with another rooster and always been submissive, so when he went into the cage with the other roosters, even though he was bigger, he didn't know how to assert himself. All the other roosters picked on him! We had to move him into the cage with the hens instead (which I'm sure he doesn't mind). It just goes to show that you never know how the animals will get on when you put them together, so it pays to be careful so they don't get hurt.
Any thoughts on introducing new animals?