Hi, This is my first post on here and my family and I have recently began raising chickens and we currently have 8 hens, 2 roosters and 2 ducks. We thought at first we had 9 hens but SURPRISE !!!! ... turns out one the Rhode Islands is a Roo. Roughly 4 months ago we bought 3 hens and a Roo mainly because my son wanted some so badly and we also saw it a way to have our own eggs. Surprisingly, I have found it to be very rewarding and have enjoy spending time watching my kids laugh at them and play with them. Then after about a 4 to 5 weeks we decided to purchase some more (Which means my children begged until we bought nore). They have all responded extremely well to each other and don't mind being held by the children and always greet us when we enter the pen. My main concern is for the safety of the younger Roo because he is only about half the size of the other one. Some things I've read suggest that they will be fine, and yet others make it sound like I need to separate them. I'm so confused ....which is true??? We have become pretty attached to both of them and I would hate to get rid of the younger Roo. Can they exist together or should we part with one of them?