About 2weeks ago wrote into the forum wondering why my new girls wouldnt leave the coop-ok thought would take about 2wks for them to feel safe to come out and not be harmed by the older girls-well......I was a little suspicious about one of the new girls (Buff Brahma) maybe being a rooster-my instincts turned out right-took Rebecca er.. Rambo to the 4-H fair to be positive-yep Rambo-He's Beautiful but has been the one keeping the new girls from coming out into the run found out to protect them from the older girls-been watching closely and he does really guard the door now-yesterday he ventured out a little but ran when the older girls noticed him-NOW THE QUESTION-I only wanted the girls for eggs and I just love having them-really didnt want a rooster (nothing against them) I did read the brahmas are a more gentle rooster-not worried about the crowing I live on alot of land. Someone told me I should try it and keep him just really confused keep him or get rid of him before I get to attached (Well I already am) more work than I would think?? Dont want chicks and never had a rooster. All input is greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!