My wife and i have 5 hens and are hoping to hatch some of their eggs this spring. Our roosters that we had last year were getting a little aggressive so we decided to make them dinner. Anyway, we have a friend who has a bunch of chickens, and we're hoping to borrow one of his roosters so we can hatch some eggs this spring. I've read on here that there are risks when bringing other chickens into your flock. I don't really understand all of that risk, so I'm hoping someone can shed some light on whether this is a good idea or not. Another fear is that since my hens have been without a rooster for about 4 months, is it going to stress them out having a rooster with them now? I figure we'll only keep him for 2 weeks or so, and then we'll give him back. Any thoughts are appreciated.