It might work, and it might not. The one that is sitting in your lap, is not afraid of you, and is thinking he is more dominant than you. Might need to watch him, often times the darling becomes the nightmare. Do you have small children? If this is your first flock, and you have children under the age of 5, I would recommend removing them from your flock. Roosters need experience. Often times newbies do not recognize the subtle signs that a rooster is getting too aggressive until they are flogging you. Roosters becoming aggressive tend to attack children first. A small child will meet this attack at eye level, not good.
If you do decide to keep them, then (in my opinion) you need to be prepared to cull them at a moments notice, because if it doesn't work out between them or between you, you need to be able to get them separated ASAP. Rooster fights can be to the death. How many hens are you having? Two roosters - need about 20 hens. If you treat puppies and kittens nicely, they generally become nice comfortable pets, but this is not true for roosters in a flock society. A flock depends on respect (fear) to know their proper place in the hierarchy. If the rooster is not afraid of you, he will try and dominate you, even flogging you. Roosters need to move out of your way, not sit in your lap.
Sometimes there is an alpha and a beta rooster, and they are happy with that for years, sometimes for a long time, and then one day it is over and the fighting begins. Roosters are a crap shoot. A nice adult one is a joy to have, but one must always be aware that it is an intact male animal, and that the brain is small and the hormones can be huge.
My advice - 1st year - just hens, second year, pray for a broody, slip fertilized eggs (from someone else) or day old chick under her, let her raise them in the flock. Older hen teach chicks proper manners. 3rd year, cull your rooster chicks down to one. Next year, hatch your own chicks. This is a wonderful hobby, you don't have to do it all in one year.
Last year, I finally got a second coop (see this hobby does grow) I did pull my roosters at about 8 weeks from the main flock. They were in hearing of the main coop, and often times there were crowing contests. I had 7 roosters in there for a couple of months, and they got along just fine.
Edited by Mrs. K - 5/24/16 at 8:05pm