I debated whether to put this on the breed forum or this one, but I guess it has more to do with behavior, so here I am. I have six pullets. In the spring we are going to get five baby female chicks and one baby male chick to add to the mix. I ultimately want to raise a rooster that will be a good protector, but not extremely aggressive. I also don't want one who will completely wear out the hens . Any advice? Other relevant information: we live in Western Massachusetts in the country. We have too many predators to free range, but the chickens have a sizable and inside the barn which is connected to a decent sized one outside. I have 2 BOs, 2 EEs, and 2 RIRs. This spring we will add five pullets: a combination of wyandottes and/or welsummers and/or a dorking or two. Thanks!