So since Mister is still a teen rooster and only boss over like 6 chickens..the 6 not laying lol, I have decided to trade him for my 2 RIR's. He is a fairly nice rooster and since I hate these RIR's and probably would make stew out of them, I am going to swap. This will give me a roo to keep around and keep hatching eggs. I was kinda hoping to start this next month with a batch of eggs but I just dont see it happening. I might redo the pens in the coming weeks and section him off with a few of my golden comets and see if we can get some fertile eggs from them. My sister in law that gave me the roo to use is not getting many eggs and these girls lay everyday. I think its a win win. If he hates them she can make stew too lol. Are there things I can do to keep him submissive to me? He's still scared of me which is fine but I know eventually once he finds out when I"m out there it usually means good food....well he might not be so friendly anymore. I'm also worried about the dog. When the chickens free range the dog is a good protector of them and doesnt bother them. Idont want him to attack her for no reason. She's a faily small dog..like nonsense size.