Hello Everyone! I am totally new to the wonderful world of chickens, and am learning so much thanks to all of the wonderful knowledge on BYC A week ago I placed my first order with my local "chicken lady" we are getting 2 Easter Eggers, 2 white bantam silkies, 2 buff bantam silkies and 2 speckled sussex. All set to hatch mid March. Since the silkies are straight run I am wondering what my chances are of getting a roo.. According to my local "code enforcement team" I am allowed to have roosters where I live.. But do I want one??? After reading several posts on the pros to having a rooster, I was thinking it may be nice to have one.. I like the idea of being able to have hatch my own chicks sometime in the future.