I have five Plymoth Barred Rocks and four Buff Orpington hens. We have a lot of land where I live and I would like to free range my birds occasionally. I have read all the threads on predators and have decided to only free range when I am home to supervise. Still, I have read many members have had a little hawk trouble. That being said, I wanted to add a rooster to the flock for protection. Should I find an unwanted adult or go with a chick? Does it even matter? I know the pecking will begin... I have read the threads about how to introduce a new member to the flock but didn't notice anything specific on roosters. Thanks in advance for any advice or personal experience.