Good afternoon. I have an Easter Egger rooster and was thinking about getting rid of him, mainly because I don't want to spend money feeding him if he isn't serving a purpose, and also because he has been growing aggressive. It seems like everyone I talk to that owns chickens tells me that I should keep the rooster because he'll protect the hens from predators and keep them in line. But it seems like my hens get attacked just as much as they did when I had no rooster at all. I don't want to keep him if he's not doing anything beneficial, but I don't want to get rid of him if he really is protecting my hens. I was leaning towards getting rid of him, but some people I've talked to recently have begun to change my mind. I don't want fertilized eggs to hatch, so the only reason I would keep him is for protection. What would be your advice? Thanks.