I recently inherited a small flock of older (3-4 yr-old) Araucana and RIR hens along with their faithful rooster....eight laying hens and the cockerel. I have plenty of space and am thinking of expanding the flock with an additional 12 birds that I plan to order this spring. In my chicken fever I've been doing a little online research and quickly came to this fantastic forum. Although I'm ordering sexed females, I know from previous experience to anticipate at least one male in the bunch. Was wondering if anyone had experience with more than one rooster in a flock this size and whether or not it is a good idea. All of the birds will live in the same coop. On a similar note, are 20 hens too many for a single rooster to keep fertilized? Thanks for the advice.