Hi all! Getting my flock of day old laying hens tomorrow and opted to avoid getting a rooster for now. For me, the biggest reason is the noise. All my neighbors have roosters that crow all day long and some of them sound more like a screaming banchee than a bird.... anyway, I'm not 100% sure that I ever want a rooster but if I did want one for breeding and protecting the flock, is now the time to get it so that I can raise them all together, or would raising my hens for a a year or so and then buying a rooster of the same age later on down the road be ok? My flock will be a mix of different breeds, all hardy and said to be fairly docile.